Re: [Vserver] anybody has experience for Vserver on ARM

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Tue 24 Apr 2007 - 14:14:10 BST
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On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 04:14:49PM -0400, Wenbin Zhang wrote:
> >well, depends on _what_ you install and _what_ you
> >actually need, complete kernel and userspace to
> >get the Linux-VServer isolation working should be
> >doable without any libraries and external tools,
> >just with something like vcmd, but if you want the
> >full userspace stuff, including legacy and guest
> >building (which I consider extreme for a phone)
> >you'll have to provide a bunch of tools and libs
> >too ...
> Hello, Thank you very much for your response.
> I just want to build the vserver guest, and can login the guest.

well, there are many different ways to 'build' a guest

> For example, I use below command to create the guest:
> #/sbin/vserver va780 build -m rpm --context 43 --hostname=va780 --interface
> va7800=eth0: --rootdir /vserver1 --pkgbase /vserver1/.pkg --
> -d fc6

this is one of them, although it has some bugs, like the
--hostname= which should be --hostname va780.some.domain

> #vserver va780 enter
> What's your mean "get the Linux-VServer isolation working", I guess we
> definitely need build a guest, right?

no, guests are complex and specialized forms of the
modular isolation (processes, networking, filesystem) ...

> What's the vcmd doing?

it issues all kinds of Linux-VServer syscall commands
and thus allows to utilize the complete Linux-VServer API

> I hardly can find downloadable source/binary for vcmd.

you must have been hardly looking then :)


> Thanks,
> Wenbin

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