Re: [Vserver] vserver 2.0.2 patch for kernel

From: Gerald Hochegger <>
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2006 - 23:15:05 BST
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On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 11:30:50AM +0200, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> sure I _could_ support a dapper vserver kernel, but,
> and here is the important fact, this would not scale ...
> in the very near future, I'd be supporting 20 different
> kernels from at least 10 different distros, and there
> would be no time left for development, so some other
> model is required to solve this, and it's actually
> quite simple ...
> a) somebody steps up as 'new' maintainer for a dapper
> vserver kernel (preferable stable and devel)
I'm willing to help, but i'm a little anxious with the
stepping forward as my free time is very limited.
> b) that somebody commits himself/herself to tracking
> changes in dapper _and_ vserver in the forseeable
> future
I'm using a script to automate this task, so tracking
a stable Ubuntu release and a stable Vserver release
should be quite straightforward.
(script and patches are available at

> c) that person contacts me and we arrange to do an
> initial port on that kernel, something which can
> be considered a _known_good_ state
For Ubuntu the Dapper kernel and 2.0.2 Vserver
patch (slightly modified for dapper) would be a good start.
> d) extensive testing has to follow, we don't want to
> have folks run into merge issues, this is where
> the dapper-vserver community comes into play
> e) all changes to stable and devel are released in
> small patches, which the maintainer has to check
> and if required discuss with me
Are the small patches the delta- patches on ?

Which delta- patches are combined in the bigger
release and -rc diffs ?

> f) feedback from the dapper-vserver community, may
> if be bugs, issues or feature requests will go
> to that person, which will filter them and, if
> applicable relay them to mainstream development
> HTH,
> Herbert
> PS: this seems to work with Micah Anderson and debian
> kernels so why shouldn't it work with other distros

Will hopefully work for Ubuntu also.


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