OverlayFS with readonly NFS lower layer. Operation not supported for non-root files.

Bug #1665921 reported by kvaps on 2017-02-18
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Bug Description

Step to reproduse:

    - Crete dircetory with other directories and files.
    - Chown some files in this directory, set any non-root permissions.
    - Export nfs share with 'ro' permissions.
    - Mount nfs share.
    - Mount ovrelayfs with nfs as lowerdir
    - Try to read theese non-root files or directories:

Example for overlay mount:

    # ls -l /var/lib/libvirt
    total 16
    drwx--x--x 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 boot
    drwx--x--x 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 images
    drwxr-x--- 3 libvirt-qemu kvm 4096 Jan 11 21:49 qemu
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 sanlock

    # ls -l /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/
    ls: cannot open directory '/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/': Operation not supported

And for nfs mount:

    # ls -l /rofs/var/lib/libvirt
    total 16
    drwx--x--x 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 boot
    drwx--x--x 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 images
    drwxr-x--- 3 libvirt-qemu kvm 4096 Jan 11 21:49 qemu
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Oct 10 07:33 sanlock

    # ls -l /rofs/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 11 21:49 channel

If I reset permission, it helps:

    # chown libvirt-qemu:kvm /var/lib/libvirt/qemu
    # ls -l /var/lib/libvirt/qemu/
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 11 21:49 channel

My mounts (from /proc/mounts)

    192.168.101.61:/data/opt/ltsp/amd64 /rofs nfs ro,relatime,vers=3,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,namlen=255,hard,nolock,proto=tcp,port=2049,timeo=7,retrans=10,sec=sys,local_lock=all,addr=192.168.101.61 0 0
    overlay / overlay rw,relatime,lowerdir=/rofs,upperdir=/cow/up,workdir=/cow/work 0 0

I tested it nfs3 and nfs4 mount, with this kenels:

    # uname -a
    Linux controller03 4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    # uname -a
    Linux m1c18n1 4.8.0-36-generic #36~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Sun Feb 5 09:39:57 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
---
AlsaDevices:
 total 0
 crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 1 Feb 11 2016 seq
 crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 33 Feb 11 2016 timer
AplayDevices: aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found...
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: amd64
ArecordDevices: arecord: device_list:268: no soundcards found...
AudioDevicesInUse: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
IwConfig: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Lsusb:
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: HP ProLiant m710p Server Cartridge
Package: linux (not installed)
PciMultimedia:

ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcFB:

ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz-4.8.0-36-generic ro initrd=initrd.img-4.8.0-36-generic init=/sbin/init-ltsp forcepae console=tty1 console=ttyS0,9600 root=/dev/nfs boot=nfs nfsroot=/data/opt/ltsp/amd64 BOOTIF=01-94-57-a5-d3-b9-a6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1-generic 4.8.11
PulseList: Error: command ['pacmd', 'list'] failed with exit code 1: No PulseAudio daemon running, or not running as session daemon.
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-4.8.0-36-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-4.8.0-36-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.157.6
RfKill: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Tags: xenial
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-36-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

_MarkForUpload: True
dmi.bios.date: 04/06/2016
dmi.bios.vendor: HP
dmi.bios.version: H06
dmi.board.vendor: HP
dmi.chassis.type: 25
dmi.chassis.vendor: HP
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHP:bvrH06:bd04/06/2016:svnHP:pnProLiantm710pServerCartridge:pvr:rvnHP:rn:rvr:cvnHP:ct25:cvr:
dmi.product.name: ProLiant m710p Server Cartridge
dmi.sys.vendor: HP

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

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and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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description: updated

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kvaps (kvapss) wrote : Lspci.txt

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kvaps (kvapss) wrote : UdevDb.txt

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kvaps (kvapss) wrote : WifiSyslog.txt

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kvaps (kvapss) on 2017-02-18
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Did this issue start happening after an update/upgrade? Was there a prior kernel version where you were not having this particular problem?

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the latest v4.10 kernel[0].

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug as "Confirmed".

Thanks in advance.

[0] http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
kvaps (kvapss) wrote :

I confirm,
It seems that is not overlayfs problem.
The problem occurs only with glusterfs backed storage (on nfs server).
I tested this internal gluster nfs server, and ganesha nfs server, nfs-kernel-server is not supported by glusterfs.
With nfs-kernel-server and ext4 no any problems. Even readonly mode.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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