"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Ridiculous.

Based on Albert Lee's howto:


[20071015-08:38:52]:[root@clamour]:[~]# uname -a
SunOS clamour 5.10 Generic_120012-14 i86pc i386 i86pc
[20071015-08:38:53]:[root@clamour]:[~]# zoneadm list -cv
ID NAME STATUS PATH BRAND IP
0 global running / native shared
3 control running /export/zones/control native shared
4 lunix running /export/zones/lunix lx shared
[20071015-08:38:56]:[root@clamour]:[~]# zlogin lunix
[Connected to zone 'lunix' pts/5]
Last login: Mon Oct 15 12:37:28 2007 from zone:global on pts/4
Linux lunix 2.4.21 BrandZ fake linux i686

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
lunix:~#

After I stop laughing hysterically, visions of collapsing Linux boxes into Solaris zones dancing through my twitching little mind, I'll have to see how twitchy the install itself is. Already it appears that some stuff is unhappy, though most of it seems to revolve around things that don't matter (ICMP oddities, console oddities wrt determing how smart it is for restarting services -sigh- and a few other easily surmountable or ignorable things).

Overall: Hello, awesome.

(Update: It appears that 6591535 makes this a non-starter. I am now, again, a very sad bda with a bunch of crappy hardware and nowhere to move their services to.)

October 15, 2007 8:51 AM