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Old 05-23-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
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Question Problem setting up LXC containers

Hi all. I'm currently doing some experiments with Linux Containers but having problems.

My Linux host is a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) 64bit, running inside a VirtualBox machine (which would not be related). This Linux has lvm setup as the following:
Volume group "lxcbase" running the sys and volume group "lxcdata" hosting the data partition
Logical volume /dev/lxcbase/root mounted on /
Logical volume /dev/lxcbase/swap_1 used as swap
Logical volume /dev/lxcdata/lxcdata mounted on /data

LXC has been the chosen virtualization solution shipped with Ubuntu 10.04 instead of OpenVZ so I decided to give it a try. I generally followed

My container was placed at /data/ubuntu and configuration file is at /data/ubuntu/lxc.config. The content is as following:
lxc.utsname = ubuntu
lxc.tty = 4 = veth = up = br0 = eth0 = 1500 =
lxc.rootfs = /data/ubuntu
lxc.mount = /data/ubuntu/lxc.fstab
lxc.cgroup.devices.deny = a
# /dev/null and zero
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:3 rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:5 rwm
# consoles
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 5:1 rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 5:0 rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 4:0 rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 4:1 rwm
# /dev/{,u}random
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:9 rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:8 rwm
# /dev/pts/* - pts namespaces are "coming soon"
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 136:* rwm
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 5:2 rwm
# rtc
lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 254:0 rwm
and the container's fstab, /data/ubuntu/lxc.fstab is
none /data/ubuntu/dev/pts       devpts  defaults 0 0
none /data/ubuntu/proc          proc    defaults 0 0
none /data/ubuntu/sys           sysfs   defaults 0 0
none /data/ubuntu/var/lock      tmpfs   defaults 0 0
none /data/ubuntu/var/run       tmpfs   defaults 0 0
/etc/resolv.conf /data/ubuntu/etc/resolv.conf none bind 0 0
When I start the container with
lxc-start -n ubuntu
I get the following message:
# lxc-start -n ubuntu
swapon: /dev/mapper/lxcbase-swap_1: swapon failed: Device or resource busy
mountall: swapon /dev/mapper/lxcbase-swap_1 [27] terminated with status 255
mountall: Problem activating swap: /dev/mapper/lxcbase-swap_1
Then the sessions displays no more and hangs there until I do an "lxc-stop -n ubuntu". /dev/mapper/lxcbase-swap_1 was actually the host swap and there is no reference to this in the container /etc files. Grep didn't see references to "swapon" command under container etc scripts neither.

What might be wrong? Any pointers would be really appreciated.


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