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Re: [virt-tools-list] and for LXC?

On Tue, 2010-03-02 at 10:23 +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote: 
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 09:48:51AM +0300, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
> > > Cleber Rosa <crosa redhat com> :
> > > virt-install/virt-manager still need some love wrt lxc... I've started
> > > playing around with that, but that's still only a proof of concept. 
> > 
> > Is there any hope that LXC gets more interest?
> LXC is still in a very early stage of development in the kernel itself, so
> we're being cautious about telling people to use it in the real world. For
> example, there is no user id / group id namespace separation between the 
> host and container. This has some security implications in certain deployment
> scenarios. I would say LXC is just starting to be useful for experimentation
> & developer usage, but not yet production deployment.  We of course also 
> need to improve the tools support like virt-manager, but also the tools
> for creating chroot based environments of distros, since this deployment
> model is very different from the kernel/initrd boot done with full machine
> virtualization
> Daniel

Expanding a the discussion a little bit further,  virt-install and
virt-manager needs to be able to (at least):

   * Create simple bind mount configurations (for isolating one or a few
of directories per container) 
   * Create a full root file system for containers
   * Create/configure virtual network interfaces

In a second phase we could tie in cgroups support.

Does anyone have another use case?

Cleber Rosa 
Solutions Architect - Red Hat, Inc.
Mobile: +55 61 9185.3454

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