On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, andy thomas wrote:
However, one of our users recently put a 35 Gb tar.gz file on this server and
uncompressed it to a 215 Gb tar file. But when he tried to untar it, after
about 43 Gb had been extracted we noticed the disk usage reported by df for
that ZFS pool wasn't changing much. Using du -sm on the extracted archive
directory showed that the size would increase over a period of 30 seconds or
so and then suddenly drop back about 50 Mb and start increasing again. In
other words it seems to be going into some sort of a loop and all we could do
was to kill tar and try again when exactly the same thing happened after 43
Gb had been extracted.
What 'tar' program were you using? Make sure to also try using the
Solaris-provided tar rather than something like GNU tar.
1GB of memory is not very much for Solaris to use. A minimum of 2GB
is recommended for zfs.
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