From: Tom Walsh (slim_at_ala.net)
Date: Mon 09 Feb 2004 - 17:10:31 GMT
> I am about to set up a brand new Vserver and am wondering
> would it be better to use Redhat 9.0 or 7.3 as the Vserver
> root server?
> Is Redhat 9.0 fully compatible as a root Vserver?
> My thought is that there are fewer packages being compiled
> for Redhat 7.3 than Redhat 9.0 and this trend will only
> continue into the future.
> Please forgive me if this has been answered elsewhere (I
> haven't been able to find this answer) or if I start a flame war :)
> Thank you for all your hard work on this project.
I don't believe it is possible to use the redhat kernel sources (7.3 or
9.0) to apply the vserver patch set. You are better off going with a
vanilla kernel (or the ck1 patchset to a vanilla kernel, which has a lot
of the same kernel features that RedHat includes in their kernel O(1),
xfs, etc... And there is a vserver patch set for this kernel.).
As for the distro question: you really need to consider how dependant
you are on updates to the distro. There are several services cropping up
that will continue to support RedHat versions that RedHat has decided to
neglect (Progeny). I also think that freshrpms.net will also be offering
something, but I need to read up on that again. (apt-get for rpm are all
available, mmm... apt-get)
And as a word of caution... The Fedora Kernel is a mess... At least in
SMP mode when using SMB or NFS. I had a server tank on me this weekend
while trying to create an NFS mount... I am in the process of rolling my
own SMP kernel now (non-vserver).
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