Re: [PATCH 0/9] namespaces: Introduction

From: Al Boldi
Date: Fri May 19 2006 - 13:19:12 EST

Andrey Savochkin wrote:
> I have a practical proposal.
> We can start with presenting and merging the most interesting part,
> network containers. We discuss details, possible approaches, and related
> subsystems, until networking is finished to its utmost detail.
> This will create an example of virtualization of a non-trivial subsystem,
> and we will have to agree on basic principles of virtualization of related
> subsystems like proc.
> Virtualization of networking presents a lot of challenges and
> decision-making points with respect to user-visible interfaces: proc,
> sysctl, netlink events (and netlink sockets themselves), and so on. This
> code will also become immediately useful as an improvement over chroot.
> I am sure that when we come to a mutually acceptable solution with respect
> to networking, virtualization of all other subsystems can be implemented
> and merged without many questions.
> What do people think about this plan?

Exactly what I thought too, and in general always the best way to move
forward, i.e: "slowly but surely" instead of "big bang".

This would of course imply, that even this subsystem should be kept as
minimalistic as possible, to avoid any side-effects and to just concentrate
on the crux of the problem.



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