On Tue, 2009-06-30 at 13:46 -0700, Glenn Faden wrote: > > > >>> My personal question now is : why didn't I find it by myself ! :-) > >>> > >> Because it doesn't work. See: > >> > >> http://src.opensolaris.org/source/xref/onnv/onnv-gate/usr/src/uts/common/fs/autofs/auto_vnops.c#auto_trigger_mount > >> > >> 1403 /* > >> 1404 * Cross-zone mount triggering is disallowed. > >> 1405 */ > >> 1406 if (fnip->fi_zoneid != getzoneid()) > >> 1407 return (EPERM); /* Not owner of mount */ > >> > > > > This place is easy to fix if you ask me. The real question is what kind > > of long lasting impact would allowing such a thing have. And this is > > a conversation I'm very interested in having. > > > > If this were easy it would have fixed already.
This depends of what "it" is. Your answer seems to be applicable to the original question. But it doesn't answer mine (hence a change of a subject line). Perhaps the answer to my question is -- it is a bad idea and it shouldn't be implemented. Fine. I still would like to know the reasons of why it might be considered a bad idea. So if is no to much to ask of this list -- I'd appreciated being educated on this subject. I'm also curious to know if what I'm requesting is reasonable but I should use a different "feature" to achieve what I want. To repeat *my* question: would it be possible to have a tunable parameter that would force all the FS traffic into a global zone the way this workaround does for NFS: http://src.opensolaris.org/source/xref/onnv/onnv-gate/usr/src/uts/common/fs/nfs/nfs_subr.c#4985 Since all the processes running in zones are nothing but regular processes I would like to have an option of making their FS related requests behaving like ones. Per my explicit request, of course. > I think the following is what we really need: > > 1. Allow non-global zones to be NFS servers > > 2. Allow automounting between zones > > I had also tried (and failed) to implement a new kind of automap similar > to the existing entry > > /net -hosts > > but using zone names instead of hostnames: > > /zone -zones > > I implemented this for Trusted Extensions in 2005 but couldn't fix the > zone and automounter deadlocks, so it never go putback to OpenSolaris. Again, the above is all good and fine but it doesn't answer the question I asked (sorry -- I didn't change the subject before to avoid such a confusion). Thanks, Roman. _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com