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docker-pause - Pause all processes within a container

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NAME

docker-pause - Pause all processes within a container
 
 

SYNOPSIS

docker pause CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]
 
 

DESCRIPTION

The docker pause command uses the cgroups freezer to suspend all processes in a container. Traditionally when suspending a process the SIGSTOP signal is used, which is observable by the process being suspended. With the cgroups freezer the process is unaware, and unable to capture, that it is being suspended, and subsequently resumed.
 
See the ⟨https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt⟩ for further details.
 
 

OPTIONS

There are no available options.
 
 

See also

docker-unpause(1) to unpause all processes within a container.
 
 

HISTORY

June 2014, updated by Sven Dowideit ⟨SvenDowideit@home.org.au⟩
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