Lou Springer wrote: > Well, ignore my post, a kernel engineer would know. I had no idea you > could loopback mount the same filesystem into multiple zones, or am I > missing something? This would certainly be more efficient than using nfs.
Hi Lou, no need to disparage yourself (at least in public! :>) You can definitely loopback mount the same fs into multiple zones, and as far as I can see you don't have the multiple-writer issues that otherwise require Qfs to solve - since you're operating within just one kernel instance. It works for me, might not for anybody else.... The only real gotcha that I've come across concerns some of the teamware tools which don't cope well when they try try to figure out where to go when the loopback mount appears to point to itself. In the zones, I've got a /scratch which is lofs mounted from the global, and that shows up in the zone's /etc/mnttab as /scratch on /scratch read/write/setuid/devices/dev=2d9000d on Tue Dec 25 09:44:10 2007 The ws command hates it - "hmm, the underlying device for /scratch is /scratch.... maybe if I loop around stat()ing it it'll turn into a pumpkin" :-) I think that if I used the underlying zfs rather than a loopback fs mount that might fix things up. However that would require me to re-jiggle my filesystems a lot and I just can't be bothered since I do have a workaround. cheers, James C. McPherson -- Senior Kernel Software Engineer, Solaris Sun Microsystems http://blogs.sun.com/jmcp http://www.jmcp.homeunix.com/blog _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com