Linux VServer Project is doing just fine now
Posted Dec 6, 2005 8:33 UTC (Tue) by kolyshkin
In reply to: Linux VServer Project is doing just fine now
Parent article: The first stable OpenVZ release
did you compare OVZ and VS1.x or 2.x?
We compared with 2.0. VServer mostly uses ulimit, which can handle some cases (e.g. limit the number of processes), but is quite far from what is needed (and what UBC can do).
It's critical given such a security bug-ridden kernel as 2.6.x presently is, AFAIR there were at least one local kernel since 2.6.8 (maybe I'm still sleepy though).
As I explained above, we do care of security; among the other things, we backport all the relevant security fixes. Say, in 022stab050 release (see changelog) I can count at least couple of security fixed from mainstream (as well a couple of our own ones). Also, Solar Designer is currently performing an extensive security audit for OpenVZ.
Maybe it's worth bothering SWsoft's mgmt regarding some kind of "merger" proposal?
We were talking about it with Herbert (and generally I think we have good relationship with VServer project). Looks like although the ideas behind OpenVZ and Linux-VServer are similar, the implementation details differs a lot, that makes merge practically impossible.
Good luck on doing good things, anyways.
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