Ownership for a file is not getting changed on a nfs-share, however chown operation is resulting in a success

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When trying to modify ownership for any file using root on a nfs-share, the operation is completing successfully and it is not throwing any errors.
  • However, the actual ownership values are remaining same for the concerned file.
  • The users are part of Active Directory.
[username@hostname nfs-share]# ls -l test
drwxrwxrwx  2 root      bin         4096 Jan 20 14:37 test
...
[username@hostname nfs-share]# chown ora_lgcy:oinstall test
[username@hostname nfs-share]# chown ora_lgcy:oinstall test
...
[username@hostname nfs-share]# ls -l test
drwxrwxrwx  2 root      bin         4096 Jan 20 14:37 test

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • NFSv3
  • NetApp

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