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setfacl returns "Invalid Argument" on NFSv3 shares

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2 with Linux kernel
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 2 with Linux kernel
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Linux kernel
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 with Linux kernel


Setting an ACL entry on an NFSv3 mounted file system with "setfacl -m u:myuser:r testfile" results in setfacl returning an "invalid argument" error. This issue was introduced by an incomplete fix to a memory corruption error.


No workaround as known at this time. A fix is planned for the next Linux kernel update.


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  • Document ID:7003064
  • Creation Date: 21-Apr-2009
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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