Hi Kevin,

I believe that you cannot patch your way from U1 to U5 - i.e. that the
system is missing some functionality that would be there if you had
applied the updates - but your point is still valid. I will look into
the correctness of using patch levels to detect feature availability.

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Young, Kevin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Jeff,
> I am wondering about the logic in how the script identifies specific
> versions. It appears that you are looking at /etc/release to define
> this.  This seems to limit some features of your script because I have a
> Solaris 10 update 1 system that has been updated to 05/08 (update 5) but
> /etc/release still reflects update 1 (updated using 05/08 patch bundle).
> I am using CPU caps but your tool doesn't recognize that I have that
> feature available. Since these features really come from the kernel
> version, would that be a better way to identify release version in your
> script; Just a thought.
> In the meantime I tricked the script to think I am on update 5 and I am
> getting better results.
> -= Kevin =-
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Victor [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 9:01 AM
> To: Young, Kevin
> Cc: zones-discuss@opensolaris.org
> Subject: Re: [zones-discuss] Zone Statistics: monitoring resource use of
> zones
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:21 AM, Young, Kevin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
>> I am curious if you have plans to make it Solaris 10 compatible.
> I do all development on Solaris 10. The script makes an effort to
> distinguish between the different capabilities of the different
> Solaris 10 updates.
>> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jeff Victor
>> Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 5:54 PM
>> To: zones-discuss@opensolaris.org
>> Subject: [zones-discuss] Zone Statistics: monitoring resource use of
> zones
>> It has become clear that there is a need to monitor resource
>> consumption of workloads in zones, and an easy method to compare
>> consumption to resource controls. In order to understand how a
>> software tool could fulfill this need, I created an OpenSolaris
>> project and a prototype to get started. If this sounds interesting,
>> you can find the project and Perl script at:
>> http://opensolaris.org/os/project/zonestat/ .
>> If you have any comments, or suggestions for improvement, please let
>> me know on this e-mail list or via private e-mail.

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