When extracting a cpio file with Oracle software from OTN on AIX you might encounter the following problem:
oracle@mymachine-app:/install/oracle/MRCA>cpio -idmv < ../as_ibm_aix_mrca_101203_disk1.cpio
cpio: 0511-903 Out of phase!
cpio attempting to continue...
cpio: 0511-904 skipping 642010 bytes to get back in phase!
One or more files lost and the previous file is possibly corrupt!
The solution is to use the option -idcmv
oracle@mymachine-app:/install/oracle/MRCA>cpio -idcmv < ../as_ibm_aix_mrca_101203_disk1.cpio
Reads and writes header information in ASCII character form. If a
cpio archive was created using the c flag, it must be extracted
with c flag.