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SubjectRe: Improve init/Kconfig help descriptions [PATCH 3/9]
On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 05:42:07PM +0300, Pavel Emelyanov wrote:
> Nick Andrew wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:06:09AM +1100, Nick Andrew wrote:
> >> Here is a series of 9 patches to init/Kconfig intended to improve the
> >> usefulness and consistency of the help descriptions. The patches are
> >> against linux-2.6.24.2.
> >> [...]
> >> Patch 3
> >> USER_NS
> >> PID_NS
>
> What about UTS_NS, IPC_NS and NET_NS?
> Their descriptions can be improved in the same way :)

So far I have edited only init/Kconfig, that's what these 9
patches are for. Next I'll do block/Kconfig. Eventually I expect
to get to net/Kconfig which is where NET_NS is configured,
but I don't know where UTS_NS and IPC_NS come from in 2.6.24.2.

I expect I'll have to start patching against a git tree soon,
to be sure to see the latest code. I assume this should be
Linus' tree?

Is there any actual documentation on user namespaces and friends?
I think I grasp the pid namespaces concept; I am having a little
difficulty visualising what function user namespaces performs.
"provide different user info" isn't a very useful description and
I'd fix it if I understood what it is supposed to mean.
To make a guess at it, how about:

Enable support for user namespaces.

This is a function used by container-based virtualisation systems
(e.g. vservers). User namespaces ensures that processes with the
same uid which are in different containers are isolated from each other.

Answer Y if you require container-based virtualisation like
vservers. If unsure, say N.

Nick.
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