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KernelTrap: Merging OS Virtualization

May 28, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Serge Hallyn provided a patch to introduce a per-process utsname namespace explaining, '[it] can be used by openvz, vserver, and application migration to virtualize and isolate utsname info (i.e. hostname).' Andrew Morton replied, offering some of his own views of OS virtualization, 'generally, I think that the whole approach of virtualising the OS so it can run multiple independent instances of userspace is a good one. It's an extension and a strengthening of things which Linux is already doing and it pushes further along a path we've been taking for many years. If done right, it's even possible that each of these featurettes could improve the kernel in its own right--better layering, separation, etc...'"

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