More into /etc/rc.d/jail

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.strobl at
Tue Aug 9 21:36:10 GMT 2005

Am Dienstag, 9. August 2005 21:10 CEST schrieb drvince at
> Hi,
> I'm using jails inside md devices to limit the disk space each jail can
> use.  It's working great but I have to start manually all of them at
> startup.  Here's my drill:
> mdconfig -a -t vnode -f ${IMAGE} -u ${ID}
> fsck_ufs /dev/md${ID}c
> mount /dev/md${ID}c ${DEST}
> mount_devfs devfs ${DEST}/dev
> jail -l -U root ${DEST} ${FQDN} ${IP} /bin/sh /etc/rc

And you don't suffer from a big disk performance degradation with that?
If you don't have I/O load it doesn't matter but I need usual I/O 
performance so I give each jail its own partition (GPT partitions).
But I think some good guys are looking for fixing the performance issue 
like they already solved the nullfs problem :) Thanks again for that! 
So it was fine to have the stuff you suggested in the future.


> Therefore, I can't use the /etc/rc.d/jail facility.  So I thought, it
> would be good to add *fsck before mounting* and an optional mdconfig
> beforehand.
> jail_${NAME}_md_device=""    # The device to attach or NO
> jail_${NAME}_image=""        # The image file containing the jail, used
> with md_device jail_${NAME}_fsck_options="" # Options to pass to fsck
> In fsck_options I could put "-t ufs".  Of course, /dev/md${ID}c must be
> present before mounting, could happen if the image isn't bsdlabel'ed.
> I'm a terrible coder, I could do it, but I'll need coaching and I've
> never made a patch.  I would gladly hand that to someone else but I also
> need it to be done, I can't babysit the server forever.  So, how does it
> sound?
> DrVince
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