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Linux Containers (LXC) is a userspace interface for operating system-level virtualization features in the mainline Linux kernel, such as kernel namespaces and control groups (cgroups). These allow multiple distinct user space instances to be run on a single kernel.

Linux Containers (LXC) provides userspace tools for operating system-level virtualization features in the Linux kernel. It allows multiple distinct user space instances, commonly referred to as containers, to be run on a single kernel instance.

LXC differs from other operating system-level virtualization solutions for Linux, such as OpenVZ and Linux-VServer, in that LXC relies entirely on kernel features available in the mainline kernel. Processes are contained via the use of:

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