Unable to apply ACL's to NFS share, receive error: "Failed setxattr operation: Read-only file system"

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  • When attempting to apply ACL's to files or directories on an NFS share, the following error occurs:
 Failed setxattr operation: Read-only file system
 An error occurred during recursive file tree walk.
  • The NFS client is mounting the NFS share with the rw option.


  • NFS client: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • NFS server: Third-party

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