Bug 999625 - mount does not appear to be correctly documented for default mount options
mount does not appear to be correctly documented for default mount options
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux-ng (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Branislav Blaškovič
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Blocks: 1131523
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Reported: 2013-08-21 13:58 EDT by Scott McCarty
Modified: 2014-10-14 03:34 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.16.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-10-14 03:34:32 EDT
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Description Scott McCarty 2013-08-21 13:58:51 EDT
Description of problem:

The default behavior of mount does not appear to be correctly documented for to "acl" option. It appears the acl option is set by default. Also, there is third party documentation (Michael Jang's book to study for the RHCSA) that documents incorrectly that the "acl" option must be specified. This is not a critical flaw, but it does cause confusion for users studying for the RHCSA. Updating the man page would probably be the easiest resolution.

              Use default options: rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, async, and relatime.

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How reproducible:

   Very reproducable

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /root
2. setfacl -m u:smccarty:r install.log
3. getfacl install.log

Actual results:

# file: install.log
# owner: root
# group: root

Expected results:

setfacl -m u:smccarty:r install.log
setfacl: install.log: Operation not supported

or update the man page

Additional info:
Comment 4 Karel Zak 2014-06-12 05:38:35 EDT
Note that 'acl' is not VFS mount option (generic mount option), so it does not make sense to add it to the description for the 'default'. 

The 'acl' is filesystem specific and it's enabled pre-filesystem (for example according to info in FS superblock). See for example for extN:

# tune2fs -l /dev/sda4 | grep options
Default mount options:    user_xattr acl

I have added a hint about this to the mount.8 man page rathe than hardcode anything about 'acl' there.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2014-10-14 03:34:32 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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