[lxc-devel] lxc on android?

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at free.fr
Tue Feb 15 10:26:58 UTC 2011

On 02/15/2011 01:34 AM, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> 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:
>      http://android.git.kernel.org/?p=platform/bionic.git
> 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

Thank for the pointers !

   -- Daniel

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