Skip to navigation

The chown(1) fails to change ownership from root on NFSv4 filesystems

Updated 2014-03-10T14:07:20+00:00


  • Upgrade to RHEL 6.3 has introduced a problem whereby we can no longer change/set the ownership of files on NFS 4 filesystems.
  • chown fails if nfs share has mounted with nfs v4.

    # chown test.test /mnt/foo
    chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/foo': Invalid argument


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • using NFSv4 to mount shares

Subscriber content preview. For full access to the Red Hat Knowledgebase, please log in.

Not a subscriber? Learn more about the benefits of Red Hat Subscriptions.