Re: [Vserver] vserver 2.0.2 patch for kernel

From: Corey Wright <>
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2006 - 09:54:09 BST
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On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:33:19 +0200
Peter Mann <> wrote:

> i welcome some cooperation from experienced users with supporting
> ubuntu dapper kernel with stable vserver 2.0.x patch ... no new
> features, just updated patch every time dapper kernel changes - like
> vserver 1.2.10 and vanilla kernel 2.4

as i said in response to Tom Coetser, i don't remember any ubuntu security update breaking a vserver patch + merge patch (as something always fails from the beginning), so once a vserver patch is developed for ubuntu's 2.6.15, it should apply for a long time.

the harder task is backporting any relevant bug fixes in later vserver releases to (or whatever version everybody settles on). and the merging isn't the hard part, but instead just knowing that something needs to be backported. i doubt every fix Herbert applies to the current vserver (stable or unstable) he takes into consideration every previous release and if its applicable.

rhel has had long release cycles (3 years?), so how have people using both rhel and vserver handled it? of course i think i remember rhel's kernels being aggressively patched, maybe requiring vserver users to forgo those kernels totally.

> so who can support dapper vserver kernel?
> Gerald Hochegger <> ???
> Herbert Poetzl <> ???

why not let it be community supported, using this mailing list for discussion and ubuntu's wiki for documentation? just a thought as this is open source after all. (maybe if its important enough to people, Herbert could be convinced to support ubuntu specifically with the right monetary incentive. i'm content doing it myself every 6 months.)


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