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From: Georges Toth (georges_at_norm.lu)
Date: Thu 20 Mar 2003 - 14:38:34 GMT


well we've been using vserver on a machine for about a year now and haven't
experienced any problems, crashes or so, so far

there are just three things which annoy me a bit....
and those are that quota doesn't work inside a vserver if you have everything
on one partition.....at least not that i know of or it's still very beta at
least (correct me if i'm wrong...)
unification doesn't work for gentoo
the grsecurity patch doesn't work together with the vserver patch....maybe it
does now, but didn't some weeks ago when i tried it

so if you can live without quota and grsecurity vserver is a good choice.

> In a business environment with several users (or even several businesses),
> the vserver system seems to be an ideal way to isolate the different
> subsystems that are used in businesses, in order to avoid possible
> downtime caused by (re)installation/reconfiguration of services or even
> hacking and bugs. E.g our idea is to install one vserver for each service,
> which might be mysql, IMAP/POP3, SMTP, webserver, file sharing, etc.
> The latest reports on stability problems like kernel crashes and panics has
> so far scared me from installing the system in this way, and I might rather
> go for a setup that distributes the the services on several machines
> instead. Due to the increased hardware costs and physical room space
> considerations, this will not be an ideal solution.
> Are there any experienced vserver users out there that could summarise the
> pros and (especially) cons for vserver based on the current Linux kernel
> patches, and any possible stable fixes?
> Stability is the highest requirement for my setup, and any hints on what to
> do (or NOT do) with vserver to get a "100% stable" system are highly
> appreciated.
> Best regards
> Tor Rune Skoglund
> torrunes_at_datakompaniet.no


regards, Georges Toth

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