If you are an avid Solaris 10 user, you may have noticed that it takes a bit of time for global and non-global zones to initialize after they are installed. One of the issues that slows down the initialization process is the initial manifest import, which is a series of steps that takes place to populate the repository with one or more service manifests. The enhanced profiles project is currently tasked with permanently addressing this issue, but Steve Peng just putback CR #6351623 (Initial manifest-import is slow) to provide some temporary relief. This is good stuff, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Nevada build 84 to see just how well his tmpfs solution works! If anyone has tested Steve’s solution, or copied over their own repository during system initialization, please leave a comment or shoot me an email. I am curious to see just how speedy these solutions are!!