Re: [vserver] hashify

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Tue 20 Mar 2018 - 22:14:03 GMT
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 03:03:30PM -0600, Sandino Araico Snchez wrote:
> On 18/03/18 10:10, Tor Rune Skoglund wrote:

>> If nothing is there in the code today to handle such issues,
>> what is the right way to deal with it:

>> 1) Don't care, as any problems arising from any possibly
>> broken in-vm hardlinks are so rare that side-effects of it
>> "never" happens?

>> 2) Patch the vhashify code so that files that are already
>> hardlinks inside a vm will not be hashified? (As suggested
>> above)

I think that is already done to some degree ...
(Daniel for sure has all the details :)

>> 3) Patch the CoW code so that it handles files that was
>> originally hardlinked in the vm to be restored as hardlinked
>> also when CoW does its work?

> Patch de CoW code so that it breaks the hard link only when
> the hard-linked other file is outside the VM.

Good luck with finding the 'other' file(s) ...

> Hard links inside the VM should be preserved as such.


>> 4) Don't use hashify?

>> What do you suggest? Anyone with any experiences to share?

>> BR, Tor Rune Skoglund,

> --
> Sandino Araico Snchez
Received on Tue Mar 20 22:10:09 2018

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