rootless resources management with Podman on Fedora 30


I have finally opened some PRs for conmon and libpod that enable resources management for Podman rootless containers on Fedora 30 when using crun.

The PRs are here:

The only change for the default Fedora 30 configuration is to enable the cgroup v2 unified hierarchy. It can be done with:

# grubby --update-kernel=ALL --args="systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1"

and a reboot.

systemd by default enables only the pids and memory controllers for unprivileged users. If you want to enable more controllers, you need a drop-in configuration file under /etc/systemd/system/[email protected], that looks like:

[Service]
Delegate=cpu cpuacct io blkio memory devices pids</code></pre>

I've not found a way to enable the cpuset controller using only the systemd configuration. It must be done manually, or by providing a service file that writes directly to /sys/fs/cgroup/cgroup.subtree_control and /sys/fs/cgroup/user.slice/cgroup.subtree_control, and then make sure this setting is propagated to [email protected].

With the updated versions of crun, Podman and conmon:

$ podman --runtime /usr/local/bin/crun run  --memory=100M --rm -ti fedora bash
# cat /proc/self/cgroup 
0::/user.slice/user-1000.slice/[email protected]/80adb7152d9f299cb7bfd383aa7ae2543534d7925c96d486f046e185d09d0946-39898.scope
# cat /sys/fs/cgroup//user.slice/user-1000.slice/[email protected]/80adb7152d9f299cb7bfd383aa7ae2543534d7925c96d486f046e185d09d0946-39898.scope/memory.max
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