nfs4_setfacl -R fails unexpectedly with error "Failed setxattr operation: Input/output error"

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  • nfs4_setfacl fails with below error:
# nfs4_setfacl -R -s A:dfg:1000:RWX /test
Failed setxattr operation: Input/output error
An error occurred during recursive file tree walk


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • seen on nfs4-acl-tools-0.3.3-20.el7 and below.

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