On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 8:02 AM, Jerry Jelinek <gerald.jeli...@sun.com> wrote: > Mike Gerdts wrote: >> >> Any thoughts on supporting live upgrade? That is, I would like live >> upgrade within the branded zone to work as it does for a S10 global >> zone. I don't care about it from the upgrade standpoint, but it is a >> very helpful tool for patching. Having a zfs zonepath is an >> acceptable prerequisite. > > Mike, > > We know that we need to come up with some sort of > solution for being able to upgrade a solaris10-branded > zone. We have this on our list of things to look at > but we haven't started on that yet. I don't know if > we'll try to make live-upgrade work inside a branded > zone or if we'll try something else. Making live-upgrade > work would probably be hard but until we get into it, > we don't know how hard. It might be that we do something > else since its already easy to clone a zone.
I suspect that making live upgrade work within a zone would be significantly easier if ZFS was a prerequisite. It looks as though the ipkg brand already has support for mounting the appropriate dataset on boot and attach. Delegated datasets can be snapshotted and cloned within the non-global zone. It seems as though the only missing bits (without having read the LU code) are: - Live Upgrade shouldn't try to read or update OBP through PICL or otherwise - The brand needs to trick live upgrade into thinking that it is in the global zone I don't care so much if Live Upgrade or something else is chosen, I just see the lack of a live upgrade work-alike as a potential blocker to adoption. -- Mike Gerdts http://mgerdts.blogspot.com/ _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org