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Re: [libvirt] libvirt & VServer?

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:22:50AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 05:23:27AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 09:46:11AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > 
> > > Does anyone know what the current status of Linux VServer support is?
> > > Last message I can find is a patch for it, which didn't make it into
> > > libvirt:
> > > 
> > > http://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2007-October/msg00273.html
> > 
> >   Hum, right, but in the meantime lxc was added which is also a 
> > (linux specific) container system, with the advantage of not requiring
> > a patched kernel (only a very recent one).
> >   I have no idea if lxc and V-Server are competing or merging, I would
> > hope for the latter since they operate in the same space and the same
> > set of constraints (at least from my viewpoint).
> Thanks.  I don't know much about this either.  I was just asked by
> someone from Debian about this.  Apparently VServer is popular or
> supported in Debian?

  I think we were supportive of the V-Server patch too. The discussion
was only about the XML format used.
  In general adding support for new hypervisors in libvirt is a good
idea, this means less effort at the tool level. The most confusing seems
the small twaeks needed at the XML format to adapt to specifics of the
hypervisors/virtualization, but hopefully with the new format documentation
this should get clearer now,


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