Why files on the zonepath consume less space on Solaris 11?

(Doc ID 2368273.1)

Last updated on MARCH 05, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When a file is created in a non-global zone's zonepath, it consumes less disk spaces than expected.
Especially, a file created with mkfile consumes only 1 block.

In the following example, although the filesize is 1GB, it uses only 1 block.
The symptom is the same when the file is created or viewed from the global zone.

Creating a file in a non-global zone:

 

Cause

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