Linux containers is a generic term for an implementation of operating system-level virtualization for the Linux operating system. Currently, a number of such implementations exist, and they are all based on the virtualization, isolation, and resource management mechanisms provided by the Linux kernel, notably Linux namespaces and cgroups.
The term Linux containers may refer to one of the following technologies:
- Rami, Rosen. "Namespaces and Cgroups, the basis of Linux Containers" (PDF). Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- Poettering, Lennart. "systemd For Administrators, Part XXI". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
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