CGManager in Ubuntu and Debian

In Ubuntu, installing cgmanager and the cgm program can be done with:

sudo apt-get install cgmanager cgmanager-utils

If logind has not placed you into your own cgroup, you can then do so using:

sudo cgm create all me
sudo cgm chown all me $(id -u) $(id -g)
sudo cgm movepid all me $$

Building CGManager on other distributions

If you are running another distribution, you can install it by hand using:

git clone git://
./configure --prefix=/
sudo make install
sudo /sbin/cgmanager --debug -m name=systemd

Using CGManager from inside a LXC container

To use cgmanager in containers, you need to tell lxc to bind mount the
cgmanager socket into the container by adding the following line into
the container configuration file (e.g. /var/lib/lxc/container/config). = cgroup