SMBFS mount's file cannot be made executable

Achim Gratz
Tue Aug 13 18:34:00 GMT 2019

Lavrentiev, Anton (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [C] via cygwin writes:
> I think that something's wrong with how (or if) Cygwin translates the
> "x" unix execution permission bit to an ACL that is passed thru SMB --
> it does not get transferred to the Linux side correctly.  But if set
> there, then it gets converted to the execute ACL the right way, and
> that makes the file executable on the Windows side...  I do not know
> how is it all implemented, though; it's just my observation.

If it's related to the ACL handling then it should start working when
you remove the ACL on the file with 'setfacl -kb …'.  On the other hand
you mentioned NetApp, and these can be set up to completely ignore
certain DACL, mode or owner changes from clients (with or without
raising errors while doing so).

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