Bug ID: 227406
Summary: man zfs describes effect of some flags on
solaris/classic unix, need correcting for differences
on import to FreeBSD
Severity: Affects Some People
Component: Manual Pages
The zfs man page has been imported from its source unix
(illumos/openzfs/solaris/classical unix of some kind) without correcting for
discrepancies between the source OS described and FreeBSD. It therefore
misleads about the scope of the setuid flag on FreeBSD.
"man zfs" -> "setuid=on" property states that this property "controls whether
the set-UID bit is respected for the file system". There are no stated
On a classical unix this may be a correct description but on FreeBSD the setuid
bit acts on files **and dirs** "if the file system supports it", which "man
zfs" implies it does (ref: man chmod).
So a plain reading of man zfs is that setting this property will affect files
and dirs. This is not correct *for FreeBSD* even if common on other UNIXes.
"setuid = on | off : Controls whether the set-UID bit is respected for **files
on** the file system. **The property has no effect on directories on the file
system**. The default value is on."
Current wording (incorrect):
"setuid = on | off : Controls whether the set-UID bit is respected for the file
system. The default value is on."
Issue identified via FreeBSD-fs mailing list discussion.
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