Error applying workspace layer for job: Error extracting tarball: exit status 2

#1

We’ve seen a recent upsurge in errors of this form:

Downloading workspace layers
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/7457a8ac-9ee9-446a-8a9c-faa481d04d40/0/111.tar.gz - 531 MB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/b088d78c-763b-4c31-98f7-15a8dc25862f/0/113.tar.gz - 36 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/66b1d291-5866-4e32-85fa-17a2e7fe8c5d/0/110.tar.gz - 37 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/66b1d291-5866-4e32-85fa-17a2e7fe8c5d/1/110.tar.gz - 37 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/66b1d291-5866-4e32-85fa-17a2e7fe8c5d/2/110.tar.gz - 38 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/b82ca7d8-75cb-46c7-8563-cbc14ee3bd56/0/110.tar.gz - 37 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/b82ca7d8-75cb-46c7-8563-cbc14ee3bd56/1/110.tar.gz - 38 kB
  workflows/workspaces/a0b69361-af5f-46ca-ac69-c7febe52ea18/0/b82ca7d8-75cb-46c7-8563-cbc14ee3bd56/2/110.tar.gz - 38 kB
Applying workspace layers
  7457a8ac-9ee9-446a-8a9c-faa481d04d40

Error applying workspace layer for job 7457a8ac-9ee9-446a-8a9c-faa481d04d40: Error extracting tarball /tmp/workspace-layer-7457a8ac-9ee9-446a-8a9c-faa481d04d40219233432: exit status 2

Is there anything going on with the workspace systems?

#2

I haven’t seen other reports recently. One thing I can think is if you are trying to move workspaces across different operating systems, like Linux to OSX, or vise versa. If you are trying to go from Docker to Machine or such, or any instance where the destination doesn’t exist, that can cause issues.

If none of those sound right, can you open a ticket and share the number so we can take a look?