On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 09:39:12AM +0200, Nicolas Dorfsman wrote: > > Le 5 juin 09 à 04:45, Edward Pilatowicz a écrit : > >>> The difference between Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris is that, on >>> Solaris 10 by using the "create" would automatically inherit all the >>> 4 directories mentioned above, and by using "create -b" would create >>> a "whole-root" zone. On OpenSolaris, however, by using "create" >>> (without the -b option) would be creating whole-root zones as it does >>> not inherit any directories from the global zones. It would be nice >>> also if you could explain what is the rationale behind this >>> difference. Thanks! >> >> the reason for the difference is that SRV4 packaging is very different >> from ipkg. Solaris 10 is based of SRV4 packaging and opensolaris is >> based off of ipkg. ipkg will enable us to do lots of things we >> couldn't >> with SRV4 packaging. one of the things we will be able to do is have >> different contents installed in the global zone and non-global zones. >> hence inherit-pkg-dir doesn't make a whole lot of sense in this >> context. > > > ipkg seems to be a great advanced techno. > Anyway, it's incredible to remove the inherit-pkg facility.
no one removed inherit-pkg-dir. inherit-pkg-dir is closely tied to svr4 packaging, and it still works for systems that use svr4 packaging. but opensoalris uses ipkg, and ipkg replaces svr4. so if we want inherit-pkg-dir support we'd need to re-implement it for ipkg. that is work that hasn't been done yet. > inherit-pkg-dir has a lot of sense in many users context ! yes, we (the zones development team, of which i am a member) are well aware of that. > I really can't understand how somebody could have validated this : "hey > ipkg great thing, sparse-zone bad thing...let's remove this". that never happened. > Where is the team who create the zone concept here ? > you're talking to them on this forum. > Where is the thread I missed where this great feature suppression was > discussed ? Is there only developpers on board ? > calm down. take a deep breath. there is no "feature suppression" going on. ipkg is changing a lot of things. ipkg zones currently don't support all the functionality that svr4 zones do. there's still a lot of work here to be done. wrt inherit-pkg-dir, we (the zones team) are aware that it provides certain indirect features that users like. for example: - keeping zone software contents in sync with the global zone - read only filesystem (an artifact of using lofi) - etc. as we work on improving the ipkg brand we will be looking at these types of features (previously provided by the inherit-pkg-dir option) and evaluating how they should best be implemented in the ipkg brand. (either via the inherit-pkg-dir option as everyone currently knows it, or perhaps via multiple new options that can be used to replace the old inherit-pkg-dir.) if you'd like to participate in this development process then you've come to the right place. thanks ed _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com