[OpenAFS] strange errors when using a iso file mounted as a loop device, if the iso file is located in AFS

Giovanni Bracco giovanni.bracco@enea.it
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:54:58 +0200

The error is related to accessing archive files that are contained in 
image ISO files that are physically located in AFS.

The typical and repeated error is:
    Errors extracting '/mnt/iso2/common/LINX64.GZ'
    '"/opt/ansys_inc/extract.sh"' terminated after 1 attempts with the 
following error(s):
        Unknown error
    Exit Code: 2
       tar: This does not look like a tar archive

The ISO is mounted locally to the server with
mount -o loop -t iso9660 file_in_afs.iso /mnt/iso2

When the iso file is moved on the server local file-system the error 

The client:
AFS version:  OpenAFS 1.6.7 built  2014-04-05
CentOS 6.7 kernel 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64

Any suggestion?

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