Jerry Jelinek wrote:
> I would like to propose a project to be sponsored by
> the zones community.  This project would create a
> solaris10 branded zone for use on OpenSolaris.
> We will use the BrandZ infrastructure to deliver a
> solaris10 brand.  This will be provided as an adoption
> and compatibility aid to enable users currently
> running S10 to easily adopt OpenSolaris while also continuing
> to run their S10 software within branded zones.
> As with the existing solaris8 and solaris9 brands on Solaris 10,
> this project will provide a 'physical to virtual' (p2v) capability
> that can migrate an existing S10 software stack on a physical
> system into a solaris10-branded zone running on a OpenSolaris system.
> In addition, the project will provide a 'virtual to virtual' (v2v)
> capability that can migrate existing native S10-based zones into
> solaris10-branded zones running on a OpenSolaris system.
> This brand would be available on all architectures that run
> OpenSolaris (sun4u, sun4v and x86).
> We've started working on this in the zones team.  It will be
> hard for the community to actually contribute to the emulation layer
> since the Solaris 10 source code in not open sourced, but we
> would like to have the full source for the brand and its
> emulation be open source and part of OpenSolaris.  The community
> could easily contribute to the p2v & v2v code as well as provide
> feedback on the brand itself.

Sounds like a necessary brand and a good idea.

I admit, I'm curious what needs to be emulated?  I would think that
Solaris 10 zones would work just fine under OpenSolaris as native
branded zones.


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