% DOCKER(1) Docker User Manuals % Docker Community % JUNE 2014


docker-pause - Pause all processes within a container


docker pause CONTAINER [CONTAINER...]


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 [cgroups freezer documentation] (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt) for further details.


There are no available options.

See also

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


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