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Applying mount Namespaces

Sep 20, 2007, 04:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serge E. Hallyn, Ram Pai)

"For some time the filesystem in Linux was a fairly simple tree. A process could chroot() itself as though the root of the filesystem tree was a subdirectory of the system's filesystem root. At any node in the tree, a filesystem could be overlaid from a new device.

"In 2000, Al Viro introduced bind mounts and filesystem namespaces for Linux:

  • "A bind mount allows any file or directory to be accessible from any other location.
  • "Filesystem namespaces are completely separate filesystem trees associated with different processes..."

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