Bug ID 681698: Using libtar fails with files larger than 2 GB - impacts qkview

Last Modified: Oct 01, 2018

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IQ Platform(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
5.3.0

Fixed In:
5.4.0

Opened: Sep 05, 2017
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

When you use programs, such as qkview for iHealth, BIG-IQ creates a .tar (tarball) file using libtar. If any of the files collected is greater than 2 GB, /bin/tar cannot read the output tar file and you will be unable to submit a qkview file to iHealth for analysis.

Impact

You will be unable to submit a qkview to iHealth for analysis. Other applications using libtar will produce invalid tar files.

Conditions

The file collected using libtar (through qkview or other program dynamically linking with /usr/lib/libtar-1.2.11) is greater than 2 GB.

Workaround

To work around this issue, you can extract the qview tarball with /use/bin/libtar. The oversized file will be a zero-length file. Alternatively, remove the file greater than 2 GB prior to running qkview or another program that uses libtar.

Fix Information

This issue is fixed.

Behavior Change