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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for lx (opensolaris section 5)

lx(5)			       Standards, Environments, and Macros			    lx(5)

       lx - Linux branded zone

       The  lx	brand  uses  the  branded  zones framework described in brands(5) to enable Linux
       binary applications to run unmodified on a machine with a Solaris Operating System kernel.

       The lx brand includes the tools necessary to install a CentOS 3.x or  Red  Hat  Enterprise
       Linux  3.x  distribution  inside  a  non-global	zone. The brand supports the execution of
       32-bit Linux applications on x86/x64 machines running the Solaris system in either  32-bit
       or 64-bit mode.

   Supported Linux Distributions
       The  lx	brand emulates the system call interfaces provided by the Linux 2.4.21 kernel, as
       modified by Red Hat in the RHEL 3.x distributions. This kernel provides	the  system  call
       interfaces consumed by the glibc version 2.3.2 released by Red Hat.

       In addition, the lx brand partially emulates the Linux /dev and /proc interfaces.

   Configuration and Administration
       The  lx	brand  supports  the  whole root non-global zone model. All of the required linux
       packages are installed into the private file systems of the zone.

       The zonecfg(1M) utility is used to configure an lx branded zone. Once a branded	zone  has
       been installed, that zone's brand cannot be changed or removed. The zoneadm(1M) utility is
       used to report the zone's brand type and administer the zone.  The  zlogin(1)  utility  is
       used to log in to the zone.

   Application Support
       The lx zone only supports user-level Linux applications. You cannot use Linux device driv-
       ers, Linux kernel modules, or Linux file systems from inside an lx zone.

       You cannot add any non-standard Solaris devices to a Linux zone. Any attempt to do so will
       result in a zone that zonecfg(1M) will refuse to verify.

       You  cannot  run  Solaris  applications inside an lx zone. Solaris debugging tools such as
       DTrace (see dtrace(1M)) and mdb (see mdb(1)) can be applied to Linux  processes	executing
       inside  the  zone,  but	the tools themselves must be running in the global zone. Any core
       files generated are produced in the Solaris format, and such files can  only  be  debugged
       with Solaris tools.

       See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWlxr, SUNWlxu		   |
       |Interface Stability	     |Evolving			   |

       mdb(1), zlogin(1), zonename(1), dtrace(1M), zoneadm(1M), zonecfg(1M), brands(5), zones(5),

SunOS 5.11				   19 Sep 2006					    lx(5)

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