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yanked containerd-shim-client

TTRPC bindings for containerd shim interfaces

0.1.2 Dec 30, 2021
0.1.1 Dec 10, 2021
0.1.0 Dec 10, 2021

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Shim protos and client for containerd

Deprecated: Use containerd-shim-protos instead.

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TTRPC bindings for containerd's shim events and interfaces.


The containerd-shim-client crate provides Protobuf message and ttRPC service definitions for the Containerd shim v2 protocol.

The message and service definitions are auto-generated from protobuf source files under vendor/ by using ttrpc-codegen. So please do not edit those auto-generated source files. If upgrading/modification is needed, please follow the steps:

  • Synchronize the latest protobuf source files from the upstream projects into directory 'vendor/'.
  • Re-generate the source files by cargo build --features=generate_bindings.
  • Commit the synchronized protobuf source files and auto-generated source files, keeping them in synchronization.


Add containerd-shim-client as a dependency in your Cargo.toml

containerd-shim-client = "0.1"

Basic client code looks as follows:

let client = client::Client::connect(socket_path)?;
let task_client = client::TaskClient::new(client);

let context = client::ttrpc::context::with_timeout(0);

let req = client::api::ConnectRequest {
    id: pid,

let resp = task_client.connect(context, &req)?;


The way to build the ttRPC client connect example:

$ cargo build --example connect
$ sudo ./connect unix:///containerd-shim/shim_socket_path.sock


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