Building and running lxcfs from git

LXCFS is meant to be run once per host system at /var/lib/lxcfs.

Building lxcfs requires the following libraries and development headers:

  • libcgmanager-dev
  • libnih-dbus-dev
  • libnih-dev
  • libfuse-dev

Then to build and run it from the git repository, do:

git clone git://
cd lxcfs
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/lxcfs
sudo ./lxcfs -s -f -o allow_other /var/lib/lxcfs/

And that's it, you'll have lxcfs mounted on top of /var/lib/lxcfs/.