#3 solx86 plugin update for derivatives without CSWtop


This is a patch against the solx86 plugin to support Solaris derivatives that don't provide CSWtop (or compatible) top implementation. I run Nexenta, however I'm sure this applies to other platforms based on osol too. On Nexenta it's particularly painful to install CSW packages as the alien pkgadd integration doesn't really work most of the time.

Someone with Solaris variants that the original plugin worked on will definitely need to test this to make sure I don't have any GNU-specific stuff in here, but I checked most of it agains the Sun binaries.


  • pdf

    pdf - 2009-10-15

    Allow solx86 plugin to work on systems without CSWtop

  • Matt

    Matt - 2009-10-16

    Hi Peter,

    :) nice, many thanks for the patch. Reviewed and applied it.
    I like the Nexenta Store too, great iSCSI Target. Does the ZFS-storage plugin work with the Nexenta Store ?

    thanks again + stay tuned,


  • Matt

    Matt - 2009-10-16
    • assigned_to: nobody --> mattr_sf
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • pdf

    pdf - 2009-10-17

    My pleasure, I'm working on a para-virt Xen via pypxeboot patch too, but that's still a little way off, maybe next week. And yep - ZFS-storage is working brilliantly.

    OT: Debian's Lenny's grub2 has been causing me grief... how did your packaging for Ubuntu Karmic go?

  • Matt

    Matt - 2009-10-19

    Yo Peter,

    woow, sounds interesting what you are doing with Xen para-virt + pypxeboot patch.
    Would be great if you could post some more infos and details about it.

    about the karmic packaging, long .. sad story. It got rejected because of the kvm-rom files.
    Anyway they requested too many changes which broke some of the concepts in openQRM.
    Was not really satisfied with the resulting package and skipped any further effort on it.
    You can read the full story here :


    -> result : much better debian/ubuntu packages which is good :P




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