patchadd fails on non-global non-sparse non-running zones

patchadd fails on non-global non-sparse non-running zones

Post by Frank Cusac » Thu, 08 Jun 2006 09:49:52

Anyone seen this?  I'm pretty sure this used to work.  But I just ran
'smpatch update -L' on a machine with about 6 non-sparse (ie, no
inherit-pkg-dir setting) zones and some of the patches worked, but
some of them failed in the non-running zones.  The log messages
complain about read only filesystem problems, eg:

pkgadd: ERROR: unable to create unique temporary file </usr/lib/inet/inetdC5a4go>: (30) Read-only file system

Also, how do I recover from this?  smpatch thinks the patches are applied,
since it worked in the global zone.



1. Viewing non-global routes from global zone

I asked this question in Sun's Solaris 10 Forums a few days ago and
didn't get a reply, so I'd like to repose it here:

Is there a command or other mechanism by which one can see non-global
routes from the global zone (other than zlogin)?

It's my understanding that only one routing table can exist per kernel,
hence you cannot create per-zone routing tables, hence you cannot
manipulate the sole routing table from the non-global zone, and hence
you lose routes for non-global zones when they are halted/rebooted.

So with the global's evident dominance over the routing table, I'm
puzzled as to why a "netstat -rn" from the global zone does not show
routes with IPs in the non-global zones, routes that *are* visible via
netstat in their respective zones.

--Greg Chavez

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