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Docker for RTOS?

(Xclr) #1

Is it possible to apply docker on embedded systems running a real-time operating system such as VxWorks or QNX? Or are there already images for such an OS?

(Sam Saffron) #2

Nothing official, some people experiment with stuff like x32 and even raspberry pi

(Sven Dowideit) #3

Right now, Docker uses Linux kernel specific functionality to do name spacing and permissions - though there was an experimental jails implementation at one point, and Microsoft are working towards a native Windows server based Docker backend.

To support QNX and VxWorks, code needs to be written - presumably by someone that knows those kernels well.

You could however try out docker on an embedded linux running the real time patches (i’m guessing they’re not all merged yet)