CPU Time - cgroup - container

What it does

This metric provider reads time spent in the CPU based on the cgroups stats file of your docker containers. More information about cgroups can be found here.


  • CpuTimeCgroupContainerProvider

Metric Name

  • cpu_time-cgroup_container

Input Parameters

  • args
    • -s: container-ids seperated by commas
    • -i: interval in milliseconds

By default the measurement interval is 100 ms.

./metric-provider-binary -i 100 -s 7f38a4c25fb8f9d5f8651d6ed986b3658dba20d1f5fec98a1f71c141c2b48f4b,c3592e1385d63f9c7810470b12aa00f7d6f7c0e2b9981ac2bdb4371126a0660a


This metric provider prints to Stdout a continuous stream of data. The format of the data is as follows:



  • TIMESTAMP: Unix timestamp, in microseconds
  • READING:The time spent, in microseconds, by this container in the CPU
  • CONTAINER-ID: The container ID that this reading is for

Any errors are printed to Stderr.

How it works

The provider assumes that you have cgroups v2 enabled on your system

The provider reads from the cpu.stat file used by your container here:


In order to work in rootless cgroup delegation must be enabled here: /etc/systemd/system/[email protected]/delegate.conf

Currently, <USER-ID> is set to the calling user.