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Sysfs and namespaces

Sysfs and namespaces

Posted Aug 28, 2008 16:20 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
In reply to: Sysfs and namespaces by liljencrantz
Parent article: Sysfs and namespaces

Note that there's a different variation that might be useful (and might be complete either before or after that): being able to have different users see a partially different system. For example, giving each non-root user a different /tmp directory (subdirectories of the real /tmp). It would also be possible to have a single machine with multiple heads, where each of these would appear as the only (or, at least, main) head; if you plug a USB mouse into the USB hub built into your monitor, it controls your pointer and not anybody else's, for example, and you own the auto-mount of the USB memory stick you plug in. And it might be nice to be able to have a developer on a shared system able to run an instance of postgres that seems to that user to be system-wide, but is actually private, without the postgres processes able to tell that they're not system-wide.

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