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SubjectRe: [PATCH] NFS: fix client permission error after adding user to permissible group
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> On Dec 14, 2022, at 03:47, Chengen Du <chengen.du@canonical.com> wrote:
>
> The access cache only expires if either NFS_INO_INVALID_ACCESS flag is on
> or timeout (without delegation).
> Adding a user to a group in the NFS server will not cause any file
> attributes to change.
> The client will encounter permission errors until other file attributes
> are changed or the memory cache is dropped.
>
> Steps to reproduce the issue:
> 1.[client side] testuser is not part of testgroup
> testuser@kinetic:~$ ls -ld /mnt/private/
> drwxrwx--- 2 root testgroup 4096 Nov 24 08:23 /mnt/private/
> testuser@kinetic:~$ mktemp -p /mnt/private/
> mktemp: failed to create file via template
> ‘/mnt/private/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX’: Permission denied
> 2.[server side] add testuser into testgroup, which has access to folder
> root@kinetic:~$ usermod -aG testgroup testuser &&
> echo `date +'%s'` > /proc/net/rpc/auth.unix.gid/flush
> 3.[client side] create a file again but still fail
> testuser@kinetic:~$ mktemp -p /mnt/private/
> mktemp: failed to create file via template
> ‘/mnt/private/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX’: Permission denied
>

Thanks, but the correct way to deal with this is to log out and log back in again, the way the POSIX gods intended. See commit 0eb43812c027 ("NFS: Clear the file access cache upon login”).

_________________________________
Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer, Hammerspace
trond.myklebust@hammerspace.com

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