ZFS casesensitivity property can cause issues when set to "mixed" (Doc ID 1670054.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.1 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
ZFS can sometimes be unable to distinguish between case-sensitive filenames while picking them up (e.g. between CC and cc) in the same directory

Goal

Customer's build team believed that were explicitly executing:

'SUNWspro/bin/CC'

But,

'SUNWspro/bin/cc'

was getting loaded instead. The behavior is due to the (default) casesensitivity property setting on the underlined dataset. e.g.:

nysdvlibgz1 # zfs get casesensitivity sdvlib2/util


NAME PROPERTY VALUE SOURCE
sdvlib2/util casesensitivity mixed -
 

Solution

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