Projects / Linux-VServer


Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box at full speed. All services, such as ssh, mail, Web, and databases, can be started on such a VPS, without modification, just like on any real server. Each virtual server has its own user account database and root password and doesn't interfere with other virtual servers.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Apr 2007 16:55

    Release Notes: This is the initial release of the second stable Linux 2.6 branch of Linux-VServer. It includes all the 'considered stable' features from the previous development branch.

    •  06 Nov 2006 02:22

      Release Notes: Many new features like idle time scheduling (aka Advanced Fair Scheduling), per-context system time, context privacy, capability masking, and full CoW link breaking. Several feature enhancements like accounting and limits (Dentry, Lock, Slab, and Socket) as well as extended filesystem support (JFS and ocfs2) and improved architecture support.

      •  04 Sep 2006 05:55

        Release Notes: Kernel thread isolation was improved. I/O priority queues are per guest now. Scheduler priority bias is now adjustable. JFS file attribute support and bind mount extensions (BME) have been added. The debug system and the kernel state helper were improved, and the VServer command interface was extended accordingly. Various enhancements and fixes were made for subsystems like ptrace, namespaces, capability system, locking, mounts, and xid handling, as well as architecture specific fixes for alpha, arm, ia64, mips, sparc, and x86_64 (mainly utsname, ptrace, and compat).

        •  20 Dec 2005 14:18

          Release Notes: This release brings a bunch of new features like bind mount extensions (which give you read-only --bind mounts), copy on write link breaking (which allows you to unify all files, even log or config files), quota hashes, and XID propagation. It also adds per context I/O scheduling (CFQ), kernel thread protection, support for empty Contexts, and an improved debugging system.

          •  13 Dec 2005 19:23

            Release Notes: Some minor bugs regarding task accounting and load averaging as well as an interface visibility issue were fixed. Arch support was extended (some fixes with endianness and PPC-64). Cleanups in the Disk Limit code and extended attribute support. Support for I/O priorities and modularized vroot was added.


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