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

Pranith Kumar. Karampuri pranithk at gluster.com
Fri May 13 05:09:08 UTC 2011

hi Udo,
      The bug you are referring to (2296) was experienced only on fuse clients. With nfs, it is not observed. In your setup its behavior is wrong on both the clients, so it is not the same bug.

* how can I make volfile changes persistent over subsequent "gluster" calls?
There is an enhancement planned for this - (2014).

* What are other implcations of disabling the access-control translator.
If you use only fuse client, no implications. The fix for 2296 does the same. So In my opinion you will still face the same problem.

Is it possible for you to give me the exact test case so that I can reproduce the problem in my setup and find out what the root cause is.

Please give me both the outputs with and without missing entries.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Udo Waechter" <udo.waechter at uni-osnabrueck.de>
To: "Gluster Users" <gluster-users at gluster.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:39:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] non-root owned files/dirs not shown

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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