Hi David,

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:31:39AM -0500, David Miller wrote:
> > Why is it practical to replace your kernel but not practical to replace
> > a small userspace tool running on top of it?
> The container is just userspace components.  Those are really baked in
> and are never changing.

never until you have to apply a bug fix for any of the many components you bake
into it.  I am doing this on an (at least) weekly basis for my Docker 
That's no different from a classic Linux distribution where you update your 
packages all the time.

A container that is static and cannot continuously updated with new versions
for security (and other) fixes is broken by design.  If some people are doing
this, they IMHO have no sense of IT security, and such usage pattersn are not
what kernel development should cite as primary use case (again IMHO).

> This is how cloud hosting environments work.

Yes, *one* particular use case.  By far not every use case of Linux, or
Linux packet filtering.

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