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Bug 82502 - EAs and ACLs doesn't seem to work in phoebe 2
Summary: EAs and ACLs doesn't seem to work in phoebe 2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578 84358
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-22 21:39 UTC by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 21:43:29 UTC

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Description Dax Kelson 2003-01-22 21:39:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
Here is an EA test:

# cd /tmp
# echo boomoo > foo
# setfattr -n cost -v 10 foo
setfattr: foo: Operation not supported

Doing an strace shows the offender:

setxattr("foo", "cost", 0x804ae70, 2, ) = -1 EOPNOTSUPP (Operation not

Here is an ACL test:

# cd /tmp
# touch anotherfile
# ls -l anotherfile
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            0 Jan 22 14:13 anotherfile
# setfacl -m u:joe:7 anotherfile
setfacl: anotherfile: Operation not supported

strace info:

getxattr("anotherfile", "system.posix_acl_access", 0xbfffda30, 132) = -1
EOPNOTSUPP (Operation not supported)
setxattr("anotherfile", "system.posix_acl_access", 0x804fcc8, 44, ) = -1
EOPNOTSUPP (Operation not supported)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2003-01-30 16:48:34 UTC
The filesystem needs to be mounted with the acl and/or user_xattr options
To verify the filesystem is mounted correctly the output of the
mount command whould look like:

    /dev/sdb3 on /d1 type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)

Comment 2 Dax Kelson 2003-01-30 23:05:15 UTC
Those mount options should be in the mount man page.

I still have a problem though. ACLs work, ATTRs don't.

# mount
/dev/hda5 on / type ext3 (rw,acl,user_xattr)

[root@mentor tmp]# cd /tmp  (this is part of /)
[root@mentor tmp]# setfacl -m u:joe:7 somefile
[root@mentor tmp]# getfacl somefile
# file: somefile
# owner: root
# group: root

ATTRs don't work yet....

[root@mentor tmp]# echo lksdjf > foo2
[root@mentor tmp]# setfattr -n cost -v 10 foo2
setfattr: foo2: Operation not supported
[root@mentor tmp]#

Comment 3 Steve Dickson 2003-01-31 21:57:15 UTC
the name (-n) has to be prefixed with "user." Try:
setfattr -n user.cost -v 10 foo2

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-18 21:58:16 UTC
Does this work for you now?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 21:43:29 UTC
This works for me with 2.4.20-2.49

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