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Re: mounting an xfs partition



Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> I just added a new disk to my pc and I made 2 xfs partitions. Then I
> created directories /backup and /data2 and I put these lines in /etc/fstab:
> 
> /dev/hda1               /backup                 xfs     defaults        1 2
> /dev/hda2               /data2                  xfs     defaults        1 2
> 
> I want normal users to be able to write to those partitions so I did
> 
> chown root:users /backup
> chmod 775 /backup
> 
> and similarly for /data2. However, when I mount the partitions (as root)
> the permissions change to 755. 
> 
> 14) root:~> ls -ld /backup/
> drwxrwxr-x 2 root users 4096 Jan 24 20:32 /backup/
> 15) root:~> mount /backup/
> 16) root:~> ls -ld /backup/
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 6 Jan 19 15:02 /backup/
> 
> 
> What do I do? I'm puzzled especially because I have one more xfs partition
> created in the yore days of FC4 (running FC6 now with kernel 2.6.19-1.2895)
> with a similar entry in /etc/fstab:
> 
> LABEL=/data1            /data                   xfs     defaults        1 2
> 
> with the same ownership and permissions (775) that doesn't change
> permissions when mounted. What gives?

The permissions and ownership information is kept on the file system itself.
   Simply mount the file system in question and change the permissions.  You
will then see that when you unmount and remount the file system the
permissions will be as you want them to be.



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