Subject: Re: [vserver] Future of the vserver project
From: Tor Rune Skoglund <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 11:40:30 +0200


I would also like to support both on this point. The convenience and 
easy-of-use with linux-vserver vs. LXC makes it our first choice. My 
company has previously supported the development with minor amounts and 
would like to so again, especially if others also could help to get it 
up to 4.19 or even beyond.

Tor Rune Skoglund

Den 08.07.2020 11:35, skrev
> Hi,
> I would support Christoph at this point. I experimented some times with LXC/LXD, but
I didn't find it very "handy". Sure, my problem, but in contrast to a running vserver-installation
this is not my favoured solution. I set up a vserver-installation a short time ago and
if this is running once, you have a stable and isolatded environment, that is "easy-to-use",
if you got the basics. I regularly checked the site for an update,
more recent than for "4.9.159", but OK, I'll check
> next time. ;-)
> @Herbert
> I would be interested in an update too, for example for the 4.19 longterm kernel as
proposed by @Christoph. I think, this project is worth the effort to have an up-to-date
kernel-branch-support. But, if you say "and/or somebody is willing to sponsor development
for a new kernel branch", the question is, how we can realize that?! Would be crowdfunding
a possible variant? Any other ideas for that?
> Regards,
> /Thorsten
>> Hello,
>>>> Will there ever be a patch for kernel newer than 4.9.159,
>>>> which is already quite old,
>>> There is already ...
>>> Just the automatic wiki update is not working anymore and
>>> I didn't bother to fix it yet ... and I forgot to update
>>> the page manually :)
>>>> for example for the 4.19 longterm kernel?
>>> This always depends on the interrest of the community.
>>> LXC seems to be 'good enough' for most folks working with
>>> isolation nowadays, so the 'demand' has declined.
>> Unfortunately, some things do not work in an LXC user mode container. For
>> example, user space nfs server ganesha fails there because of an unsupported
>> system call. And a longer time ago, I read that an LXC root mode container is
>> completely insecure, with almost no protection between host and guest.
>> Therefore, I'd be very glad about patches for newer kernels.
>> Regards
>>    Christoph