[Vserver] COW Patch: Support For chmod + chown

From: EKC <webmaster_at_generalsynthesis.com>
Date: Thu 09 Mar 2006 - 06:23:52 GMT
Message-ID: <355a4e960603082223t5738f378o550daa87007e13df@mail.gmail.com>


Just wondering whether or not anyone is working on getting the COW
patch to support chmod and chown operations?

I'm thinking of using vserver to sell virtual hosting, and I don't
want to place any restrictions on the ability of clients to
transparently modify files. I also want to retain the space-saving
benefits of vhashify. So, basically, I want to have my cake and eat it

If no one is working on adding chmod and chown support to the COW
patch, how hard would it be to make such modifications? I recently
completed taking an Operating Systems class at University
(implementing virtual memory in C code, file systems,
multiprogramming, threads, etc...); I'm not sure if that qualifies me
to hack the vserver code. I'm also not familiar with the Vserver code
at all. How difficult would it be for me to add this functionality?

I'm also concerned about breaking my upgrade path to future versions of vserver.

I'm currently using the vserver kernel patch at:

Should I be using a different patch?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, vserver is awesome!
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