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Jie Yu reassigned MESOS-7617:
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    Assignee: Chun-Hung Hsiao

> UCR cannot read docker images containing long file paths
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>                 Key: MESOS-7617
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MESOS-7617
>             Project: Mesos
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: containerization
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.2, 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.3.1
>            Reporter: Chun-Hung Hsiao
>            Assignee: Chun-Hung Hsiao
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: containerizer, triaged
>
> The latest Docker uses go 1.7.5 
> (https://github.com/moby/moby/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md#contrib-1), in which 
> the {{archive/tar}} package has a bug that cannot handle file paths longer 
> than 100 characters (https://github.com/golang/go/issues/17630). As a result, 
> Docker will generate images containing ill-formed tar files (details below) 
> when there are long paths. Docker itself understands the ill-formed image 
> fine, but a standard tar program will interpret the image as if all files 
> with long paths are placed under the root directory 
> (https://github.com/moby/moby/issues/29360).
> This bug has been fixed in go 1.8, but since Docker is still using the bugged 
> version, we might need to handle these ill-formed images created by Dcoker 
> utilities.
> NOTE: It is confirmed that the {{archive/tar}} package in go 1.8 cannot 
> correctly extract the ill-formed tar files, but the one in go 1.7.5 could.
> Details: the {{archive/tar}} package uses {{USTAR}} format to handle files 
> with 100+-character-long paths (by only putting file name in the {{name}} 
> field and the path in the {{prefix}} field in the tar header), but uses 
> {{OLDGNU}}'s magic string, which does not understand the {{prefix}} field, so 
> a standard tar program will extract such files under the current directory.



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