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From "Jie Yu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MESOS-5680) We should not 'chown -R' on persistent volumes every time container tries to use it.
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:01:01 GMT
Jie Yu created MESOS-5680:

             Summary: We should not 'chown -R' on persistent volumes every time container
tries to use it.
                 Key: MESOS-5680
             Project: Mesos
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Jie Yu
             Fix For: 1.0.0

See the discussion here:

Currently, the ownership of the persistent volumes are set to be the same
as the sandbox. In the implementation, we call `chown -R` on the persistent
volume to match that of the sandbox each time before we mount it into the

Recently, we realized that this behavior is not ideal. Especially, if a
task created some files in the persistent volume, and the owner of those
file might be different than the task's user. For instance, a task is
running under root and it creates some database files under user 'database'
and launch the database process under user 'database'. When the database
process is restarted by the scheduler, the current behavior is that the
we'll do a 'chown -R root.root' on the persistent volume, causes database
files to be chown to 'root'.

The true fix of this problem is to allow frameworks to explicit specify
owner of persistent volumes during creation. THis is captured in this

In the short-term (for 1.0), I propose that, instead of doing a recursive
chown, we do a non-recursive chown. That'll allow the new task to at least
create new files under the persistent volume, but do not change ownership
of files created by previous tasks. It should be a very simple fix which we
can ship in 1.0. We'll ship MESOS-4893 after 1.0. What do you guys think?

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