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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
How do shared trees and chroot relate?
Is it possible to implement some kind of chroot using this?
Posted Nov 15, 2005 2:06 UTC (Tue) by proski (subscriber, #104)
Posted Dec 1, 2005 11:34 UTC (Thu) by linuxram (subscriber, #22157)
Chroot is a entirely different thing. It helps set a process up in a jail
Once in a jail the process wont be able to access anything outside the directory tree. Neither do any of its children.
But the combination of shared subtree and chroot togather have lot of applications. One example is mentioned in the article, where we can have a identical subtree for each user(thanks to shared subtree semantics). And each user can get jailed in its corresponding subtree (thanks to chroot).
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