Re: [Vserver] A possible new idea

From: Sebastian Harl <>
Date: Thu 11 May 2006 - 06:57:36 BST
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> > why would somebody want to _share_ the host files with
> > the guest, instead of having a separate filesystem for
> > them?
> This is actually how Solaris 10 zones work. In a Solaris 10
> zone the filesystems /usr /bin /lib and so on are read-only loop-back
> mounts to the host OS. It makes the guest a lot smaller as a result.
> Pretty much most of the overhead of a guest ("zone" in Solaris terms)
> is the local files in writeable filesystems to ensure OS stability
> (eg /var/sadm for package maintenance).

You could use unionfs or bind-mounts to share directories between host- and
guest-filesystem. Of course this would need some manuall work...


Sebastian "tokkee" Harl
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