• Launchpad Entry:

  • Created: May 18, 2011

  • Contributors: serge-hallyn

  • Packages affected: linux-image


In the natty cycle we made root in a container properly restricted with respect to ptrace and kill. In oneiric, we want to complete the containerization of root in a container, and start work on increasing the flexibility of file permissions inside containers. The outline for user namespaces is at

Release Note

A user namespace now fully restricts its root user on the host.

It is mandatory.


User stories



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ServerOUserNamespace (last edited 2011-05-18 16:13:02 by serge-hallyn)