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Monday, August 17 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Anatomy of a Container: Namespaces, cgroups & Some Filesystem Magic - Jerome Petazzoni, Docker

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Containers are everywhere. But what exactly is a container? What are they made from? What's the difference between LXC, butts-nspawn, Docker, and the other container systems out there? And why should we bother about specific filesystems?

In this talk, Jérôme will show the individual roles and behaviors of the components making up a container: namespaces, control groups, and copy-on-write systems. Then, he will use them to assemble a container from scratch, and highlight the differences (and likelinesses) with existing container systems.

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Jerome Petazzoni

Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
Jerome works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy dark fiber through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed he threatens... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Grand Ballroom D