On Wed 15 Jun 2011 at 09:17PM, John D Groenveld wrote:
> Following this recipe to migrate my non-global S10 zones to S11X:
> <URL:http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/html/821-1460/gjroc.html>
> cpio(1) fails due >= 8GB filesize limit. (See largefile(5).)
> Using pax results in a zone with foobar'd permissions.
> S10# pax -w -@ -p e -x xustar -f /zones/my-zone.pax my-zone
> S11# zoneadm -z my-zone attach -a /zones/my-zone.pax
> However,
> If I extract my-zone.pax and attach with -d, the zone's permissions
> appears kosher.
> S11# pax -r -@ -p e -f /zones/my-zone.pax
> S11# zoneadm -z my-zone attach -d /zones/my-zone

A quick look suggests that the differences between your 'pax -r' args and
what attach uses is '-@ -p e'.  See install_pax() in
/usr/lib/brand/shared/common.ksh.  If you update this line:

        ( cd "$ARCHIVE_BASE" && pax -r -f "$archive" $filtopt )


        ( cd "$ARCHIVE_BASE" && pax -r -@ -p e -f "$archive" $filtopt )

give 'zoneadm -z myzone attach -a' another whirl, and report back, I
would be most appreciative.

> I'm guessing zoneadm(1M)'s call to pax(1) with -a pax_archive is broken
> and zoneadm(1M)'s underlying use of cpio(1) with -d zone/root has the
> filesize limit.

Sounds like reasonable guesses, but I wouldn't expect cpio would have
an issue with stream size in pass mode.  Do you have any file (including
sparse files) with a size > 4 GB?

Mike Gerdts
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