On 6/12/07, Jerry Jelinek <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Peter Eriksson wrote:
> Let's take a not-so-hypothetical situation:
> A thumper. Serving files via NFS and SMB (samba).
> Let's assume I want to run the Samba processes inside zones
> (multiple zones, also, serving different network domains) to limit any 
> securit holes and also to make it easier to manage and differentiate the 
> sambas (many many smbd processes).
> Now, that's easy. Just set up the ZFS filesystem and the lofs-mount
> them into the multiple zones (the same filesystems must be available both
> via NFS and SMB at the same time).
> Well... That's easy if it's only a couple of filesystems. Not so easy when
> it's like 600 separate filesystems (one for each user) plus the same number
> of filessystems multiplied with the snapshots...
> I suppose I could use the automounter and NFS-loopback-mount them in the zones
> from the master server, but that'll be uncessarily slow... (does it even 
work? I saw some
> note when Googling that it doesn't work currently).
> What's the best solution? Skip the zones idea and just run everything in the 
master zone?

Do all of the filesystems share a common parent?  Can you just lofs mount the
parent into the zone?

It might make sense to further break down the user file systems into
different ZFS parent dataset according to how they need to be served.

Just me,
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