On 5/19/2015 9:15 PM, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
> since it's VT-x based it is certainly possible, but right now
it's not near
> the top
> of our todo list; most container folks seem to want to just start new
> containers rather
> than migrating.
> but... if my assumption is wrong, let us know.... there's nothing like
> feedback to change our mind ;-)
I guess there are different types of 'container folks'. We have a large
user base used to have full featured containers with live migration
and backup functionality (openvz based).
This leads to the next question: How do you create a backup
of a running container? And plans how to implement that?
if you mean of the data... there's ways to set that up where the data and OS image are
Besides, I wonder if it is possible to define a new machine type for qemu
with minimal devices, so that it behaves more like lkvm? That way it would
be possible to use all those qemu features like 'live backup',
'storage migration', 'live migration' ....
I guess you already tried that but failed?
qemu is for a different usage really; and it's a LOT more expensive for the
usage to be honest. It's great for running virtual machines in though, and we include
it in the Clear Linux OS for that reason obviously. And Clear Linux will also run quite
inside a qemu virtual machine.
But as usage models go, it's a bit different from the "Clear Container"
Making QEMU do that is near impossible due to the fundamental assumptions of being a PC