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I tried to set up a Tor relay node on my server running Debian squeeze with Linux containers for better maintainability. Installing from main repository and Tor repository failed. In debug.log there is only one error message:

[err] /dev/null can't be opened. Exiting.

I have full access to /dev/null in the container, for example

dd if=/home of=/dev/null

works proper.

Config of the lxc container is with option

lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:3 rwm

So, does anybody got an idea whats wrong there?

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Ok, i got it... the permissions inside the LXC is different to the hosts permisssons.

While the host has 0666 on /dev/null, the container has read-only access. It is a bit strange because the lxc config file has something like

lxc.cgroup.devices.allow = c 1:3 rwm

for /dev/null.

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