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Thursday, March 23 • 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Container Interfaces for Storage: Are We there Yet - James Bottomley, IBM Research

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Many talks about containers start with Orchestration systems like Docker or Kubernetes. However, this one will look at the storage impacts on the actual in-kernel container API. With the addition of the superblock namespace (essentially a user namespace for the kernel to filesystem boundary) much of the stage is now set for fixing one of the biggest underlying container problems: that of translating unprivileged container writes into real filesystem uid/gids. This talk will examine how this system works, why it is necessary and what pieces still need to be added for orchestration systems to make use of it (yes, we'll also cover fully unprivileged Docker ... but only briefly).

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James Bottomley

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
James Bottomley is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research where he works on Cloud and Container technology. He is also Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem. He has been a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He went to university at Cambridge for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees after which he joined AT&T Bell labs to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for... Read More →


Thursday March 23, 2017 3:25pm - 4:15pm
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