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ACL on ocfs2 filesystem does not work

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server High Available Extension 11


Since SLES11 Access Control Lists (ACL) is a new feature for the ocfs2 filesystem.

But after mounting ocfs2 with the option acl it is not possible to set any acl to a file or directory.

Using the command setfacl gives back the following error messages.

# setfacl -m u:tuser:r /mnt/testing.txt
setfacl: /mnt/testing: Operation not supported


This will be fixed in one of the next maintenance updates.


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  • Document ID:7003483
  • Creation Date: 09-Jun-2009
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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