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From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Fri 29 Aug 2003 - 23:41:08 BST

On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 02:39:31PM -0700, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> > since 2.4.x and for 2.5/2.6 the uid/gid values are
> > 32 bit each, so UID32/GID32 are default (no reason
> > to limit them to 24bits).
> Even better (and bigger :-)
> > vservers and contexts require to'tag' files with
> > context ids/tags ... and this can be done by either
> > using some of the uid/gid bits or otherwise unused
> > space in the on-disk inode structures ...
> OK, then is it possible to use this feature to span vservers from the main
> server. Currently I'm resetting the UID/GID MIX/MAX in each vserver so
> they can be unique across all vservers. I use the context (assigned per
> vserver) as the - upto - first three numerals ie., UID_MIN 3100, UID_MAX
> 3199. Gives me a clue when I'm really tired which vserver's disk space

hmm, guess this will not be necessary anymore, at least
if you store the context tag (wherever you like ;), you'll
be able to identify the context a file belongs to ...

> I'm looking at from the main server. I'm hoping to discover a way to
> blend/mix all the passwd files so I get user ID 'xyzzy' when listing files
> for the 'xyzzy' vserver's main user - xyzzy.

hmm, with some scripting, or modified tools, it would be
easy to get ctx & uid/gid and lookup within the vserver
specific passwd/group file ...

> Maybe I'm chasing rainbows with this idea.


> Rod
> --
> "Open Source Software - Sometimes you get more than you paid for..."

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