[vserver] 3 basic questions

From: Terry <terry.kemmerer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 07 Aug 2009 - 22:25:49 BST
Message-Id: <1249680349.8945.78.camel@ispy>

Hello. VServer appears to be exactly what I need. It sounds really cool.
I have a couple of questions:

1. Is the VServer project still active and going forward? I certainly
hope so!

I ask because so much of what I have googled concerning VServer appears
to be several years old, and
the stable patched kernels seem to be like 3 years behind the event
wave. And I would have expected a
tremendous proliferation of this brilliant idea and be seeing massive
growth! Meaning all the major
distributions should have acquired patched kernels ready to go. Am I
missing something? I am really
excited about this VServer project.

2. It sounds like to me that I can have an older version of a patched
kernel for my host, and yet, still run
newer versions of linux distributions in my virtual private severs (and
those can be any mix of linux distributions) as
long as both the host is 2.6 and my VPS's are of the same beginning 2.6
version number? (Like I am presently
running Ubuntu 2.6.28-14-generic on my desktop.) Is this true?

3. I am a novice concerning this whole area and really don't have a
clue about what should be enabled in
compiling a kernel. And I have noticed that some distributions have
patched kernels that I could use if I
used their distribution for my host. Could you tell me which linux
distributions have the most modern
linux release which also have a patched kernel for that distribution
available to be downloaded and
ready to go using their package managers? (-And even allow me to
automatically get updates...?)
(i.e. I am willing to switch distributions to get my host setup the
easiest and simplest way possible,
and hopefully within my technical ability to get the job done...)

-Or maybe there is a more modern stable patched kernel that can be
downloaded from some URL?

I really need to implement this to continue with my project. I really
appreciate your expertise, your help,
and suggestions.


Received on Fri Aug 7 22:26:13 2009

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