Solaris Cluster ‘setuid’ Bit Does Not Work on Global File System (pxfs) Secondary Within non-global-zones

(Doc ID 1949198.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.2 12/06 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


There is a limitation in Solaris Cluster where it is not possible to set the setuid bit (s-bit) with ‘chmod’ command on a file in a global filesystem (pxfs).
This limitation applies only if the command is run from the node being the secondary of a global file system (pxfs) in non-global-zone. This implies that also Zone Clusters are affected.


 In this case the SAP installation was trying to set the setuid bit in a non-global-zone on pxfs secondary.


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms