On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 04:15:16PM -0800, Martin Fick wrote:
> --- Herbert Poetzl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > mainline goes for the heavier process virtualization
> > instead of isolation ...
> Could you explain what you mean by that?
mainline in general heads for the straight and
complete virtualization approach, they do not bother
with performant isolation and corner cases (yet)
> Are you talking about the recent "PID Namespaces" work
> in the mainline? (bottom of this page:)
> Is this something that is much heavier (I realize it
> is potentially more featureful) than the vserver
nah, not _that_ much heavier, but, in certain cases
too heavy compared to what Linux-VServer is doing.
for example, consider 1000 guests with a single
daemon running inside, on mainline that would give
2000 processes (init + daemon) while we can do with
only 1001 processes (single shared init)
> Now that the mainline has this support,
> would it not make sense,
> is it possible to use it even for the vserver project?
yes, and we are providing this in _addition_ to
the process isolation, as alternative ... so the
choice (which one you prefer) is yours
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Received on Thu Jan 10 00:30:43 2008