How far a naive FreeBSD container implementation can go

Luca Pizzamiglio

Success and failures for a project with good intentions

In this talk, I’m going to present the current status of pot, a framework to provide container-alike workflow on FreeBSD.

pot started in 2018 and it has been developed mainly in shell scripts (the naive part of the title) to prove that FreeBSD is ready to support containers.

While speaking about the current status, I’ll talk about the last 2 years development, the challenges to make the framework “production ready” and what is still missing.

I’ll also present all the related projects, like Nomad support and Pothub, a community driven public registry for pot images.

Additionally, I’m going to present some personal opinion about containers in FreeBSD, based on my experience in the project.