[Gluster-users] non-root owned files/dirs not shown

Udo Waechter udo.waechter at uni-osnabrueck.de
Thu May 12 13:09:42 UTC 2011

Hi, after more digging on this issue, I found this thread:


and this bug-report:

http://bugs.gluster.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2304 and this
http://bugs.gluster.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2183 and many more.
Also, this patch http://patches.gluster.com/patch/6033/ is supposed to fix this problem.

All of these reports claim that the problem is resolved since 3.1.3

We are using 3.2.0 and the problem ist still there. This somehow a pretty bad.

One suggestion for a workaround is to disable the access-control translator. The suggestions also tells that one needs to edit the volfile by hand. I have read around the documentation and everywhere it states that manual changes to volumes are not persistent over subsequent "gluster" calls. 

Some questions:
* are these bugs supposed to be solved in gluster 3.2.0?
* how can I make volfile changes persistent over subsequent "gluster" calls?
* What are other implcations of disabling the access-control translator.

Thank you very much,

On 10.05.2011, at 16:47, Udo Waechter wrote:

> Hi, I found a temporary solution.
> changing all "top-level" directories (those directly within the volume) to 0755 solves the browsing issue.
> "Solution" is a little bit exagerated, since it is none. We would like to have 0750 on those directories.
> I guess this is a bug.
> Thanks,
> udo.
> On 10.05.2011, at 14:23, Udo Waechter wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> we are using glusterfs 3.2.0 (since today, before 3.1.?) on Ubuntu Lucid and Debian squeeze.
>> We have a rather strange problem concerning file listings.
>> Here is the setup:
>> one volume with user data. All files on the top-level are owned by someuser:somegroup (all differnt according to work-group)
>> Then there are directories and files owned by root.
>> When one does a listing of some directories, its contents are not shown.
>> In those directories that have files/directories owned by root only these are shown.
>> When I try to "ls" a directory that is owned by me, not root, it is not shown. When I change into that directory and do ls, everything is fine again.
>> These directories are all
>> users/<username> - 0700
>> work-group/ - 0750
>> this holds both for the linux-fuse client and reexproted fuse-clients via nfs.
>> I have searched the internet for bugs like these, nothing was found.
>> Is this a known problem? It is rather annoying, since our users are of the constant oppinion that their files are gone.
>> Thanks for any hints,
>> udo.
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