Chad Leigh asked on Wednesday January 07, 2004:
> > On linux you can do a > > % mount -bind olddir newdir > > to remount a piece of the FS somewhere else. The NullFS on FBSD seems > to allow similar things. However, as much as I could find on NullFS in > Google seems to indicate that it is pretty much broken and shouldn't be > used. > > What I want to do is run several jails that would share the "read only" > pieces of a system like / /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin and stuff like > that. Each jail would have their own /etc and other places that would > need to be different and writable. This way I only have to update the > system once when I upgrade and not do all my various jails one at a > time. Of course, some things would need to be done for each jail (etc > updates etc) but this would minimize it... > > Is this a possible thing to do under FBSD? How are others doing it? > > Thanks for your input > > Chad > I'm currently setting up my 4.9-RELEASE webserver to do something similar - each jail gets a root filesystem, but /usr is shared readonly by all of them. The exception is /usr/local/etc, which is symlinked to /etc/local (in the jail). My impression, though I don't have much to back this up with, is that nullfs is reliable enough in read-only mode. Other folks may have a different opinion. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"