[Lustre-discuss] File showing zero length until accessed

Kent Engström kent at nsc.liu.se
Tue May 29 09:05:34 PDT 2012

"Andrus, Brian Contractor" <bdandrus at nps.edu> writes:
> All,
> We had a user get confused because when he did an 'ls' on a tar file, it showed zero length. He then did a 'tar xzvf' on the file and it extracted everything??
> When doing an 'ls' afterwards, it showed the proper size of 1.5GB.
> The file is on a lustre 1.87 filesytem. Both client and servers are running the latest rpms for that.
> Is this something that could be caused by lustre?

It sound like http://jira.whamcloud.com/browse/LU-274

That problem should be fixed in 1.8.6-wc1 and later releases from

Kent Engström, National Supercomputer Centre
kent at nsc.liu.se, +46 13 28 4444

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