LXC-CGROUP(1) - Linux man page online | User commands

Manage the control group associated with a container.

lxc-cgroup(1) lxc-cgroup(1)


lxc-cgroup - manage the control group associated with a container


lxc-cgroup {-n name} {state-object} [value]


lxc-cgroup gets or sets the value of a state-object (e.g., 'cpuset.cpus') in the contain‐ er's cgroup for the corresponding subsystem (e.g., 'cpuset'). If no [value] is specified, the current value of the state-object is displayed; otherwise it is set. Note that lxc-cgroup does not check that the state-object is valid for the running kernel, or that the corresponding subsystem is contained in any mounted cgroup hierarchy.


state-object Specify the state object name. [value] Specify the value to assign to the state object.


These options are common to most of lxc commands. -?, -h, --help Print a longer usage message than normal. --usage Give the usage message -q, --quiet mute on -P, --lxcpath=PATH Use an alternate container path. The default is /var/lib/lxc. -o, --logfile=FILE Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log. -l, --logpriority=LEVEL Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG. Note that this option is setting the priority of the events log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the ERROR events log on stderr. -n, --name=NAME Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string. --rcfile=FILE Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization and isolation func‐ tionalities for the container. This configuration file if present will be used even if there is already a configu‐ ration file present in the previously created container (via lxc-create). --version Show the version number.


lxc-cgroup -n foo devices.list display the allowed devices to be used. lxc-cgroup -n foo cpuset.cpus "0,3" assign the processors 0 and 3 to the container.


The container was not found The container is not running.


lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-copy(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1), lxc-exe‐ cute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-in‐ fo(1), lxc-freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)


Daniel Lezcano <>
2018-11-23 lxc-cgroup(1)
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