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With this kernel patch it is possible to split a Linux server into virtual servers with as much isolation as possible between each one, looking like real servers, yet sharing the same hardware.

The Linux-VServer project is an advanced chroot() environment similar to the BSD jail implementation. The Linux-VServer virtual server model is implemented through a combination of "security contexts", segmented routing, chroot, extended quotas and some other standard tools.

Each virtual server has its own packages, its own services, and its own users but unlike other VM solutions, vservers are running with the same kernel as the host, so there is no performance hit or associated overhead. There are no specialized daemons necessary or the need to pre-allocate disk-space. You can mix different distributions all on the same machine. Additionally, vservers provide an isolated security context so that if one machine is hacked, the rest are not
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