[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris cp problems

Cedric Blancher cedric.blancher at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 24 11:52:59 UTC 2012

On 24 September 2012 13:23, James Carlson <carlsonj at workingcode.com> wrote:
> On 09/24/12 06:09, Sebastian Gabler wrote:
>> PS: I am using the Solaris cp command to have an easy way to preserve
>> file attributes moving a share from one pool to the other of my CIFS
>> server.
> It could be ftw() going awry ...

Solaris ftw() should be avoided anyway. It's trouble.

> how deeply are these directories
> nested, and what file descriptor limits (ulimit -a) do you have?  I
> think bash defaults to 256, which isn't much.

The kernel defaults to 256 fds per process, not bash. Sun (and now
Oracle) hide behind the argument that this default value is for
backwards compatibility.

Cedric Blancher <cedric.blancher at googlemail.com>
Institute Pasteur

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