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