Re: [Vserver] vserver build docs, and vserver docs in general

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Wed 17 May 2006 - 18:09:12 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 09:26:46PM +0200, ADNET Ghislain wrote:
> Hi,
> I found a lot of place for constructing Vservers with vserver build.
> But i am a little confused as i do not find anything about what are
> the vserver build parameters and documentation.

vserver - build --help

> I have searched the wiki, googled and such without success. Anyone
> can give me a hand ?
> I do not know if this is me but to find a easy guide with all the
> options of the vserver and vserver utils would be a great help.

well, usually the --help option of the main tool
is the reference, but feel free to create and
maintain such a guide ...

> Even the "great flower page" can be seen as a funny private joke
> but i certainly think that this "private joke" is quite repelling to
> any user trying to unsderstand this project (yes we can select the
> style page but really....). I think perhaps this is time to washify
> the docs to gets the core doc into one comprehensive document not
> linked to a particular user or distrib like all the "how-to" present
> on the site that are very helpfull but not enough "oficials" and all
> geared toward specific items like feudora or debian or ubuntu, nothing
> general, no practical exemple in a general presentation . All this is
> confusing no ?

go ahead, I'm always fine with improving the
documentation, and restructure stuff, but note,
the emphasis is on 'improving' not just moving
around stuff ...

> I think really a manual with:
> 1/ concept
> 2/ technical way this is done (general level)

> 3/ how to install a vserver kernel ( neutral "vanilla" most details,

> debian, feudora exemple )
> -- until here those allready exist so are just to be compiled
> together ----
> 4/ how to install util-veser ( neutral "vanilla" most details,
> debian, feudora exemple )

> 5/ how to build a vserver guest and the various options ( debian
> guest, ubuntu guest, feudora guest .... )

> 6/ How to configure and limit guest systems with a flower page without
> the private joke

> 7/ Practical exemples ( guest using the main eth0, guest NATED, guest
> quota, guest bandwidht limits, guest CPU limitation, guest load
> balancing, guest washification etc... ) (hashify)

> 8/ Where to find more, with links to the contribued how to and the wiki
> etc..., mailing list link (Contacts)

> 9/ contrib page, we welcome your help

> Will greatly help the project stand against other virtualisation
> technology, does it make sense to you or is it just me ?

still makes sense ... so if you want to invest time
in 'improving' be my guest ...


> I think this manual can stay in vanilla/debian/feudora land and let
> contributed how-to complete the picture. Also the mix of 1.0 and 2.0
> FAQ/how-to is troubling me, is there any way to put 1.0 and 2.0 docs in
> two separate part ?
> --
> Cordialement,
> Ghislain ADNET.
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