From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Thu 26 Jun 2003 - 05:52:53 BST
On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 06:27:43AM +0200, Roland Moriz wrote:
> Am Don, 2003-06-26 um 05.03 schrieb Herbert Poetzl:
> > On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 03:32:44AM +0200, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> > probably he believes he would understand perl better
> > than shell scripts, or ...
> i think you can write more structured perl code than shell scripts. but
> please - I don't want to start a holy war :-)
too late ;)
> > > that can't be done i a shell script ?
> > reasons for not using perl (or any other script
> > language) for the vserver script:
> > - sh is available on _all_ systems
> perl too. I don't know a linux distro without perl.
hmm, a physical host works nicely without perl,
as a matter of fact, I would not install it ...
but you are right, that almost any distribution
provides some version of perl ;)
> > - vserver hooks are probably shell scripts too
> indeed. most script actions are "system" calls even in perl.
> > reasons agains using shell scripts:
> > - overhead is high (forks, I/O, etc)
> i don't think that this is important because noone really runs that
> amount of concurrent vserver scripts.
but could be an issue on a failover system
starting 30 vservers in 2 to 5 minutes???
> > - simple things often need complicated solutions
> sometimes. :)
> with kind regards,
> Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
> Roland Moriz
> Muenchen/Germany - http://www.roland-moriz.de/