[lxc-devel] lxc on android?

Trent W. Buck twb at cybersource.com.au
Tue Feb 15 00:34:11 UTC 2011

Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano at free.fr> writes:

> On 02/11/2011 06:21 AM, Ludovic Guégan wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> First, thanks!
>> I am looking for a way to have a lxc container running inside an Android device.
>> So far my goal is to isolate a process as a proof of concept.
>> Android use the bionic lic and not the gnu libc.
>> Do you have feed-back regarding the difficulties/challenges i can face
>> during this Android port?
> I am interested to help you on this. I am not familiar with the 
> development on Android, I guess we have to check first the kernel 
> version it is running on. Is it the ? And then check the 
> namespace + cgroup functionalities are compiled in.
> Do you know if there is a virtual machine for Android which facilitate 
> the development ? As well as a configuration file for the kernel ?
> lxc uses some recent syscalls (timerfd, signalfd, etc ...) we have to 
> check the corresponding C functions are available in this 'lic' library.

That was a typo.  He's talking about Google's NIH'd libc:


According to Wikipedia's "libc" article (where that link is from), it is
"based mostly on libc from BSD".

Android 2.3 ships 2.6.35 [0], CyanogenMod 2.3 apparently ships .37.

[0] http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.3-highlights.html

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