F.V.(Phil)Porcella wrote:
Hi Jeff,
Question for you, what happens when someone wipes out a filesystem in a non-global zone?


That depends on how the file system was configured into the zone, and also on what you mean by "wipe out."

If the file system was mounted into a zone with "add fs" in zonecfg, then
the most damage that the root user of the zone can do is delete the files. Direct device access is not possible, so it's not possible to damage the file system structure itself (unless there's a bug, of course, but I don't know of one).

If the global zone admin gave a zone block or raw device access to a disk slice, then the zone's root user can destroy a file system that has been created on the slice. "What happens" is "the same thing that happens in a non-zoned system."

Does that help?


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