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Is it possible to build OpenVZ as LKM ? [message #14699] Fri, 06 July 2007 12:06 Go to next message
Alexey Eremenko is currently offline  Alexey Eremenko
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hi all !

Currently, building OpenVZ kernel is *very* long and difficult process. Would it be possible to "migrate" this project from full-kernel-build to just kernel-module build ? (like KVM does)

It will save plenty of time for distros and users that want integrate with OpenVZ closer.
Re: Is it possible to build OpenVZ as LKM ? [message #14705 is a reply to message #14699] Fri, 06 July 2007 17:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Kelly is currently offline  John Kelly
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Extensive kernel changes are required to make virtualiztion possible. I doubt you could modularize them, unless the base kernel was redesigned to be compatible with a plug-in virtualization architecture. But that would be even more work than the openvz patchset.

IOW, not likely.

Re: Is it possible to build OpenVZ as LKM ? [message #14716 is a reply to message #14705] Sat, 07 July 2007 21:34 Go to previous message
Alexey Eremenko is currently offline  Alexey Eremenko
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>unless the base kernel was redesigned

But the base kernel is *already* redesigned, starting from 2.6.20 (or .19?) it includes IPC virtualization and several other components.

What's the point of integrating those components upstream, if nobody uses them, and everyone needs to build custom kernel ?
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