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On NFS V4.1 mounted file systems 'mkdir(1M)' can return incorrect status if setgid bit is enabled. (Doc ID 2901485.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A customer admin encountered a problem creating directories on NFS v4.1 mounted file systems.

The mkdir(1M) command would return unexpected / incorrect status when trying to create sub-directories in a NFS mounted directory which had the SETGID bit enabled.

For example, they would  login to zone <zone1> and cd to /nfs/users/user1 and then create a directory as follows:


Customer had been using NFS V4.0 and had recently moved and re-mounted their NFS file systems using NFS 4.1 due to a NFS file server architecture change.


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