Dick Davies writes: > On 16/08/07, Boyd Adamson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Neal Miskin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > >>From http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/zones/faq/#cfg_zfsboot > > > > > > Does anyone know if this is still the case or if it is fixed or will > > > be fixed in a patch? > > > > It was fixed in Nevada a while ago. > > I don't think that's right. Zones are now live-upgradable, but not if they're > on ZFS. > > I'd *love* to be wrong, incidentally.
You're right. No upgrade mechanism yet supports zones (global or non-global) on a ZFS root. That's coming, but not yet. The "fixed in Nevada a while ago" was the ability to do real upgrades (both 'standard' and live) of Solaris systems with non-global zones present. A "real" upgrade consists essentially of computing the differing sets of packages between the releases, and then doing pkgrm/pkgadd in order to adjust the system upwards. Extending that mechanism to Zones is what the project code-named "Zulu" delivered. Previously (in S10u1 through S10u3) the upgrade mechanism consisted of some tricky patch-based work, from a project code-named "Ashanti." The problem with that mechanism is that it required the distribution medium (DVD-only) to carry the same bits twice -- once as packages (for regular upgrades of global-zone-only systems) and then again as a set of patches (for Ashanti upgrades of systems with non-global zones). It wasn't sustainable. -- James Carlson, Solaris Networking <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sun Microsystems / 1 Network Drive 71.232W Vox +1 781 442 2084 MS UBUR02-212 / Burlington MA 01803-2757 42.496N Fax +1 781 442 1677 _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org