NFS server in container


Active Member
Dec 8, 2019

I am trying to run nfs server in a container (alpine-3.10).

Apparently NFS requires some adjustments to the container and I have seen various suggestions. Privileged mode, this seems absolutely necessary. Features/nested - enabled EDIT - seems this is needed.

I enabled priveleged mode. However, rpc.statd would not start. I tried the workaround detailed here:
which works!

However, I'd prefer doing this without totally overriding the lxc.cap config in /usr/share/lxc/config as in the example.
I tried:
lxc.cap.keep = setpcap
But that doesn't work, the container will not start.

Is it possible to retain (or add back in) a config variable, without overriding the default file in the manner of the fix above?

Many thanks.
Last edited:
Replying to my own post here, I'm now wondering if there is any point having a container solely to run an nfs _kernel_ server.


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