(I got a Solaris 10 DVD in my AUUG shwag)
Basically, I want to play with DTrace and see how easy it is to do things with it. Solaris seems to be the requirement. I don’t want to have a partition for it nor run it as a primary OS. So, qemu it is.
I can also then use the funky disk image foo with qemu so that i don’t waste a lot of space (mmm… sparse disk images).
For a 7GB qemu-img created filesystem, used intirely as /, it seems that there’s 128MB overhead for having the file system. The installer is chugging away writing things and this seems to be constant.
So, all in all i should end up using a bit less than 3GB of real disk space for a full Solaris 10 install in a qemu image.