On 11/29/10 11:41 AM, Orvar Korvar wrote:
What you describe is a Solaris sparse root zone. Anything using IPS
packaging (OpenSolaris or Solaris 11 Express) does not support sparse
root zones. With ZFS clones, very little is actually copied when
creating a new zone. One created recently only has 151K allocated to
I wonder if it is possible to create a really thin zone? I mean, a zone where
all software is used directly from the global zone, where only /var is
duplicated in the local zone?
As of now, lots of files are copied from the global zone. For instance,
/usr/bin/ls is copied from the global zone. Why can not the local zone use a
link to the global zone's /usr directory instead?
And, in my global zone /usr directory I have several other programs that did
not got copied to the local zone. Why is that?
Not all packages in the global zone are coped to the new zone.
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