[PATCH 00/12] A mechanism for facilitating vserver builds
sam at vilain.net
Mon May 1 05:16:08 CEST 2006
Shortly following this e-mail there will be a sequence of patches that
implement the various components of this feature. Forgive me for
falling back to a distributed source control management style of
development, but svn.debian.org is not letting me log in to push my
This patch series allows the script in this patch to work:
Simply put, it is letting vservers be built on a system, sharing the
same FAI configuration directory as would be used once they are fully
deployed. This can be useful for prototyping builds of a server
inside a vserver before doing the live builds. It should also work
well with Brian Showalter's work, which is included in this series. I
try not to step on the convention in those scripts.
On a test system the FAI build took about 37s. Most of this time was
spent in the time to extract base and install packages.
One thing still TO-DO is prototyping the build of hosts that are both
VSCHILD and VSHOST - that is, a prototype build of a host machine with
vserver children that is itself being set up in a vserver.
Once I can figure out how to get past the subversion red tape then
I'll publish these changes on the FAI subversion repository as a
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