New kernel and jail

Oliver Peter hoschi at
Tue Apr 17 07:54:58 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 10:51:41AM +0400, Vladimir wrote:
> OP> On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 09:36:20AM +0400, Vladimir wrote:
> >> Hi all.
> OP> Hi Vladimir,
> >> I have FreeBSD 5.4 installed. There is a working jail. 
> >> I am trying to rebuild a kernel to enable quota support. Therefore
> >> i?ve added "options QUOTA" to config file (all other options
> >> are from GENERIC). When booting with this new kernel jail does not
> >> start. When i issue at the command prompt:
> >> jail /opt/jails/ /bin/sh
> >> i get:
> >> jail: jail: Invalid argument  
> >> 
> >> There is no messages in log files regarding jail.
> >> After rebooting with old kernel everything is normal.
> OP> I can not say much about your problem - but 5.4 is a little bit
> OP> outdated. Is it possible for you to make an update to a newer release?
> OP> 6.2 would be a good deal.
> OP> There are very cute rc-scripts to start/restart/stop your jail(s), too.
> No, it is not possible :(
> Do i need to perform any actions with the jail when upgrading a kernel
> or the jail must work without any changes?

I think it depends on the changes you made to your kernel.
Usually it works without any problems for me.

I have no jails right here to check out QUOTA and jail under
6.2-RELEASE-p3 but maybe anotherone can help us there.

PS: Why it is not possible for you to make an update? :)

Oliver PETER, email: hoschi at, ICQ# 113969174
"Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave."
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