[libvirt-users] [LXC] Libvirtd without root

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Apr 30 10:07:40 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 08:47:23AM +0200, Jan Olszak wrote:
> Hi there!
> Can libvirtd (lxc driver) run as a non-root user, but with the right CAPs?

No, there's not currently any support for running the LXC driver under a
non-root libvirtd. In theory we could support this, but it'd require a
fair bit of dev work and help from various setuid binaries, which makes
it kind of unpleasant. It'd also require a kernel with full user
namespace support for unprivileged users, which make distros are not
currently willing to turn on.

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