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From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Tue 20 Jul 2004 - 10:24:38 BST


On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 11:09:30AM +0200, loic d'Anterroches wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 04:55:54PM +0200, loic d'Anterroches wrote:
> >> Dear All,
> >>
> >> Do I am wrong or I need to put nothing in the /etc/fstab of a vserver?
> > inside a vserver (guest), there should be no direct
> > hardware access, and this, to some amount, includes
> > mounting filesystems like the rootfs ...
> >
> > for sure, you do not want to run mdadm inside a
> > vserver, because if you provide enough device nodes
> > to make mdadm happy, somebody might use it to redesign
> > you vserver host from inside ...
> >
> > so to make it short: vserver should not need
> > an /etc/fstab at all, but they will require an
> > /etc/mtab to display filesystem info and handle quota ..
> Ok, another question coming from your answer. (Thanks for the speed in
> your answer.)
> --
> /dev/hdv1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
> --
> What is the purpose of this line in my /etc/mtab? I found that it is
> created at start time of the vserver. As I do not have any hdv drive I
> suppose that it is to make happy some part of the system. Is it just to
> inform that a "basic" mount point exists, and the use of a non existant
> drive is to avoid problems when stopping the server, as if it try to
> unmount it it will not affect the "real" drives?

try df with and without that entry ...

> Then to reach the feeling of correct basic understanding of the vserver I
> need a /proc datamining session in all the howtos, wiki and archives.

http://www.linux-vserver.org/index.php?page=Linux-VServer-Paper

HTH,
Herbert

> Regards,
> loc
>
>
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