Re: [vserver] mount -o ro --bind .. don't work

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From: klavs klavsen (
Date: Tue Mar 05 2002 - 09:32:17 EST

On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 14:17, Martin Josefsson wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2002, klavs klavsen wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > when I try to mount a directory under a vserver read-only it mounts
> > fine, and the mount command tells me it's read-only. However as root in
> > the vserver, I can edit and add files and directores just fine :-)
> >
> > Do any of you have experience with this? Or should I just forget about
> > the mount --bind - and keep duplicate directories?
> This is currently a limitation of the VFS in Linux. I began to start
> fixing it but then I ran into some more serious problems that need a
> smaller redesign of the VFS and I need to contact Al Viro for advice on
> how he wants it done (I know he wants this fixed). Maybe I'll get around
> to mail him soon. I hope so.
I hope so too.. Until then it seems I have to repartition my disk (which
for now has one big / and only a /var seperate partition - 3gb disk
only), or have duplicates and check for with diff once in a while..

I found this link (with some pointing from friends):

it dates 29. oct 2001. according to it, something called a namespace
patch has to be integrated more into the kernel.

Do you know if this has been done?

Klavs Klavsen

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