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

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri May 7 22:44:47 CDT 2004

Patrick Giagnocavo declared on Friday 07 May 2004 07:25 pm:
> 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 might also call it IBM's VM done poorly. :)  VM is something that 
IBM's been "doing right" since the 1970s on S/370 (and later machines)

Also, have you seen benchmarks for UML?  From what I've heard, it isn't 
that bad, but I haven't used it myself, and definately haven't crunched 
the numbers.

It does disappoint me that it only is usable on x86 though.  I'd really 
like to be able to use it on (Ultra)SPARC and PowerPC at least.

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