On 9/19/07, Dan Price <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > By default /opt will be *copied* from the global zone. If you want > it to be "sparse" instead (which means it will be a loopback, read-only > filesystem) then add an inherit-pkg-dir entry for /opt. This will > usually significantly speed up installation, especially if you have > a lot of stuff in /opt.
I initially thought this was a good idea, but life in the trenches says otherwise. I've found it extremely common that software needs to be installed into /opt - sometimes via pkgadd and sometimes otherwise. If software is installed via pkgadd, single-zone installation of software is just broken with an inherited /opt. If it is installed via another mechanism, you can mount other file systems on subdirectories of /opt - but means that you have to create the mount point in the global zone. This has the potential to complicate zone migration and causes confusion for those that are already struggling with zones and inherited directories. -- Mike Gerdts http://mgerdts.blogspot.com/ _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com