CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification (by opencontainers)

Runc Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to runc

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better runc alternative or higher similarity.

runc reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of runc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-31.
  • Why use Docker in 2022?
    3 projects | | 31 Aug 2022
    Your Docker Container can only run Linux. That's because Docker takes advantage of runC which uses the Linux kernel. You can't run Windows inside of Docker. But of course you can run Docker on a Windows host machine. If you are running a .NET project, you won't be able to use Docker. On the other hand, if you're running .NET Core then you're in luck!
  • Containers without Docker (podman, buildah, and skopeo)
    5 projects | | 19 Jul 2022
    This is what Podman, an open-source daemonless and rootless container engine, was developed with in mind. Podman runs using the runC container runtime process, directly on the Linux kernel, and launches containers and pods as child processes. In addition, it was developed for the Docker developer, with most commands and syntax seamlessly mirroring Docker's. Buildah, an image builder, and Skopeo, the image utility tool, are both complimentary to Podman as well, and extend the range of operations able to be performed.
  • Hello, youki! Faster container runtime is written in Rust
    3 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    The way they're doing it is actually quite the hack already. They have a cgo package with some C code to handle setting up a namespace, and they do some voodoo to get this to run as an init before the Go threadpool is spun up. See the readme for it:
    6 projects | | 26 Dec 2021
    Actually, runc is written in Go, whereas crun is written in C. Docker and Podman are both written in Go.
  • Top Docker alternatives for 2022
    9 projects | | 30 Nov 2021
    runc is a CLI tool that spawns and runs containers on Linux according to the OCI specification. runc was formerly embedded into Docker as a module but was later spun into a standalone tool in 2015.
  • k8s-the-hard-way
    11 projects | | 26 Oct 2021
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  • Docker Quick Start
    2 projects | | 17 Oct 2021
    runc / libcontainer —
  • Youki, a container runtime written in Rust that has passed all integration tests provided by OCI(Open Container Initiative).
    6 projects | | 27 Sep 2021
  • I spent more than a week chasing on-prem PLEG unhealthy and sandbox timeouts. What I learned: Avoid runc 1.0.0-rc93 on Centos 7
    3 projects | | 28 Apr 2021
    yep, was fixed here but we're waiting for rc94, what was happening is there's a new pipe processing permissions and at a certain point it'll deadlock, causing docker to inspect to fail, causing PLEG timeouts. Containers launched with no new perms will start to fail at a certain point too, the tipping point is different depending on the environment.
  • Kubernetes vs Docker: Understanding Containers in 2021
    9 projects | | 19 Apr 2021
    A runtime specification that describes how to unpack and run a container. OCI maintains a reference implementation called runc. Both containerd and CRI-O use runc in the background to spawn containers.
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opencontainers/runc is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

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