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OpenVZ: Progress Report on the Mainstream Linux Kernel

Oct 13, 2006, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kir Kolyshkin)


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"The latest prepatch for the stable Linux kernel tree, 2.6.19-rc1, now includes some pieces of OS-level virtualization from OpenVZ, IBM, and Eric Biederman. Those patches have been sitting in -mm (Andrew Morton's) tree for some time already, and now, during the '2.6.19 merge window,' Andrew has submitted them to Linus Torvalds. So it's now a part of 'vanilla' Linux, and will be finally released as a part of the 2.6.19 kernel when it is released.

"So, what exactly went into the Linux kernel? Essentially, three sets of patches that implementing three features needed for any OS-level virtualization solution..."

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