Other possibilities to find out if its sparse or whole root from within the local zone:
- touch /usr (should not work in sparse zone)
- df -n /usr (reports lofs)
Jeff Victor schrieb:
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 12:26 AM, Arun Gupta <arun.gu...@sun.com> wrote:Thanks Jeff,How do I know whether it's a sparse-root or whole-root zone ?>From the global zone, use "zonecfg -z <zonename> info" and look for entries about inherit-pkg-dir. If there are four (/usr, /lib, and two others) then it's a sparse-root zone, and /usr should look the same in the zone as in the GZ. If they are not present, it's a whole-root zone, and the zone has its own /usr which may include software not available in the GZ or in other zones.I took the default options when creating zones.If that's true, it's a sparse-root zone, and anything in the GZ's /usr would be visible in the zone's /usr. If a sparse-root zone can't see things in /usr that the GZ can, either another loopback mount is needed, or something is broken. It's hard to know without more information, such as: Output of "zonecfg ... info" Output of "mount" in both the GZ and the zone.-Arun Jeff Victor wrote:Is it a sparse-root zone or a whole-root zone? It should be visible in a sparse-root, but a whole-root zone has its own separate copy of /usr. On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Arun Gupta <arun.gu...@sun.com> wrote:I installed GlassFish in global zone in /usr directory. However this directory does not seem to be visible in non global zone. Do I need to do something special to make it visible ? Bunch of other directories in /usr are visible. What am I missing ?
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