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From: Mike Williams <mike@××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] vserver/gentoo: experiences, remarks, hints?
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:14:28
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] vserver/gentoo: experiences, remarks, hints? by
1 On Tuesday 29 August 2006 10:38, jarry@×××.net wrote:
2 > If someone is running vserver on gentoo, could he please
3 > summarise his experiences?
4 >
5 > After 3 weeks of struggling with chrooted apache (still a lot
6 > of thinks broken) I would like to try this vserver-concept
7 > for web (apache+mysql+php) and mail (sendmail+uw-imap+clamav
8 > +spamassassin), but until last week I did not hear about
9 > "vserver", I do not know how stable it is, how much cpu/ram
10 > overhead it creates, etc...
12 It works great.
13 No obvious memory or CPU overhead.
15 It's not the most secure thing in the world, as all the memory is available to
16 each vserver. That's a good thing for the most efficient memory usage, but
17 does mean one vserver can hog all the RAM if it wants.
19 Xen is a "proper" virtual server system. However you allocate a fix amount of
20 memory to each VM which is quite wasteful.
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23 Mike Williams
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