Hi, He replied to my post earlier advising not to use the inherit-pkg-dir method as it will be unpredictable in OpenSolaris. Do a quick search on this same page with the term "um. don't do that" and read that! I think the conclusion is there is no sparse zones in OpenSolaris 2009.06. Every zone is a whole-root zone!
The thing is I think OpenSolaris 2009.06 is too "bleeding edge". The development breaks something of the old, stable technology found in Solaris 10. Sun is using OpenSolaris as a testing ground for Solaris 10 (or the future Solaris 11). OpenSolaris is essentially Solaris 10/11 "BETA". And, Sun cannot claim OpenSolaris is mission-critical. Here's another frustration and confusion: if you check the OpenSolaris documentation (NOT Solaris 10 docs) for Containers and Zones (forgot the exact title), you can see that it provides instructions to use inherit-pkg-dir and talks about sparse zones. In actual fact, Sun has now (hopefully, temporarily) removed sparse zones technology but the documentation gives the wrong instructions! Well, anyway... I am thinking of an alternative and do not know if it is possible: mount a ZFS filesystem as read-only in a zone (inside OpenSolaris 2009.06, of course). It this way we can mimick sparse zones just like before. I have not really played with ZFS to that degree. Can anyone tell if this is possible and how to do it? -- This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org