Hi, Can someone pls comment if it is a recommended practice to create a non-global zone such that its zoneroot is same as an existing mountpoint. I tried using LU with a non-global zone which has the zoneroot as the mountpoint.
eg: # zonecfg -z zone1 info zonename: zone1 zonepath: /zones/zone1 ... # df -h /zones/zone1 Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s4 3.7G 163M 3.5G 5% /zones/zone1 at this point, when creating the BE, you can either specify an explicit mountpoint for this same filesystem, or not, ie: # lucreate -n newbe -m /:c1t0d0s5:ufs # lucreate -n newbe -m /:c1t0d0s5:ufs -m /zones/zone1:c1t0d0s6:ufs in the 1st case, the zoneroot will be merged back into /. (before luupgrade): /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s5 11G 10G 591M 95% /a /zones/zone1 3.7G 163M 3.5G 5% /a/zones/zone1 swap 2.1G 8K 2.1G 1% /a/var/run swap 2.1G 0K 2.1G 0% /a/tmp swap 2.1G 8K 2.1G 1% /a/zones/zone1-newbe/lu # cd /a/zones # ls zone1 zone1-newbe # cd zone1-newbe # df -h . Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s5 11G 8.8G 1.9G 82% /a (The file system shouldn't have been /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s5 ). So lucreate is failing to share the file system with the mountpoint /zones/zone1 (also the zoneroot for zone1) into the new be. lucreate is however successful !! this is fine at this point. but luupgrade fails: WARNING: <902> packages failed to install properly on boot environment <newbe>. INFORMATION: The file </var/sadm/system/data/upgrade_failed_pkgadds> on boot environment <newbe> contains a list of packages that failed to upgrade or install properly. ... The Solaris upgrade of the boot environment <newbe> is partially complete. The packages fail with the following error: -- Starting upgrade: Removing obsolete packages and saving modified files Removing package SUNWcsu: Removal of <SUNWcsu> from zone <SUNWlu-zone1> partially failed. Removal of <SUNWcsu> was successful. pkgrm return code = 2 -- Doing pkgadd of SUNWcsu to / pkgadd: ERROR: unable to remove file </var/tmp//installsxaaDF/dstreAAAtxaaDF/SUN Wcsu>: No such file or directory pkgadd: ERROR: unable to unpack package <SUNWcsu> from stream </proc/self/fd/9> into directory </var/tmp//installsxaaDF/dstreAAAtxaaDF> 27450 blocks Installation of <SUNWcsu> was successful. -- The scenario is that each zone has a dedicated filesystem. that filesystem is on shared VxVM SAN storage, and is mounted at the zoneroot. We need to determine if creating a non-global zone with the above configuration a recommended practice. If so, then we have a bug in LU which need to be fixed. However, if such zone configuration is not recommended, can someone pls point me to a document which _does_ state about this fact and what are the possible problems with such configurations. Best Regards --Arindam _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org