Amir Javanshir writes:
> First of all, we agree that Solaris zones (by extension the containers)
> are really useful on the server side, for consolidation means. However
> does it really make sense to use zones on a graphical workstation ? What
> benefit would there be there ? (The only one I can see is to have two
> different versions of a software on the same workstation)
It also provides the opportunity to run servers in those other zones
-- isolated from the local workstation usage -- and perhaps allow for
certain kinds of software testing.
> * In case of the sparse root zone many libraries are shared between
> all the zones. What about the X11 libraries, colormap, pixmap ans
> so on ?
Yes. Everything under /lib, /platform, /usr, and /sbin.
> * And in Whole Root Zones, do we get a different X server for each
> zone ?
You may. The hard part, though, will be with the devices and
permissions required inside the non-global zone.
> * Finally, lets say each zone has it's own X server, how can
> dirrerent zones deal with the 3D graphic card on the workstation
> (the XVR 2500 card for example) ?
I think you'll need to ask the folks who support those cards what
provisions they've made for non-global zone operation.
My guess would be that it's impossible to run any of those cards in a
non-global zone, because it requires permissions that exceed what
non-global zones may have. Just a guess, though, and it depends on
the individual products, not on the Zones feature itself.
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