[CentOS] group write permissions not being respected

Tue Aug 30 22:01:44 UTC 2016
Pat Haley <phaley at mit.edu>


We have just migrated our data to a new file server (more space, old 
server was showing its age). We have a volume for collaborative use, 
based on group membership.  In our new server, the group write 
permissions are not being respected (e.g.  the owner of a directory can 
still write to that directory but any other member of the associated 
group cannot, even though the directory clearly has group write 
permissions set).  This is occurring regardless of how many groups the 
user is a member of (i.e. users that are members of fewer then 16 groups 
are still affected).

the relevant fstab line from the server looks like
localhost:/data-volume /gdata    glusterfs       defaults 0 0

and for a client:
mseas-data2:/gdata       /gdata      nfs     defaults        0 0

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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