[rescue] Solaris 10 and "grid containers" and "zones"

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Fri May 7 19:25:34 CDT 2004

I have been reading up on the Zones feature in Solaris 10.

Basically this looks like "User Mode Linux" done right.  A 1% to 3%
performance hit vs. 20 to 30 % with UML.

You can take any system running Sol10 and give people virtual
machines.  They can even have their own "root" password that lets them
change be root, but only inside their VM.  You can control resource
usage so that, for example, a fork bomb inside a VM would not use 100%
of the CPU or RAM.

Incredibly cool and potentially quite useful.  Looks like it will use
a bit of RAM though, maybe 50MB per VM.

ObRescue: will Sol10 run on an E4000 with 250Mhz/1MB cache CPUs?


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