On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:23:52PM -0800, EKC wrote:
> Just wondering whether or not anyone is working on getting the COW
> patch to support chmod and chown operations?
the CoW stuff still could use some cleanup and
better error handling. AFAIK nobody is working
on that right now ...
> 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?
have a look at the broken out version, it will probably
help to get a feeling for the code ...
> I'm also concerned about breaking my upgrade path to future versions
> of vserver.
if you do a nice job, I don't see much issues with getting
the functionality into mainline ...
> I'm currently using the vserver kernel patch at:
> Should I be using a different patch?
nope, that one is probably the best choice ...
> Thanks in advance.
> BTW, vserver is awesome!
second that :)
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Received on Thu Mar 9 18:21:05 2006