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I have a .gz file and I'd like to see the content of it. I used lofiadm to mount it.

lofiadm /backup/file.gz ->>  returned /dev/lofi/1
mount -F ufs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt

Then I checked the content

/mnt> du -sh *
4K   etc
79M   kernel
8K   lost+found
13M   platform

The problem is size of file.gz was around 342 MB but the content is around 93 MB. I checked it with ls -al but there were no other file.

/dev/lofi/1            321M    93M   196M    33%    /mnt

Now I don't understand how that happens. File size was 342 MB but after mount it returns 92 MB

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I'm not familiar with lofiadm, so I may be missing something, but I don't see anything strange. You have a filesystem with 321MB of space, of which 93MB is used and the rest is empty. The empty space may or may not be filled with easily-compressible data, so the fact that it's unused implies nothing about how well it can be compressed. The image is a little over 321MB, with extra space used for bookkeeping (inode tables).

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Your file.gz file doesn't seem to be compressed at all given the fact you are mounting it as is, i.e. without decompressing it:

lofiadm /backup/file.gz ->>  returned /dev/lofi/1

The file system reported size is 321MB which is consistent with a 342 MB "device", as Gilles already answered.

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