On Apr 23, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 11:11 -0400, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 09:38 -0400, Chuck Lever wrote:
>>>> RFC-2203 states that servers are supposed to silently discard
>>>> that they don't recognise (see section 188.8.131.52 - Context
>>>> Management), so
>>>> it is correct server behaviour.
>>> Dropping the request to destroy a context is fine. Temporarily
>>> fencing the client is what I was concerned about.
>> I'd agree that is somewhat drastic, and have passed the information
>> to the server vendor, however that doesn't change the fact that we
>> a client bug too: we should not be using expired creds.
>> The client side performance problem was compounded by the fact that
>> RPCSEC_GSS destruction call was sent as a hard RPC call, and the fact
>> that we impose the NFSv4 rule that we need to drop the connection
>> resending a request.
> Having thought a bit more about the consequences of this RFC, I
> think we
> also need to drop the credential on (major) timeouts, since we need to
> assume that the timeout may be due to the credential being out of
I'm not an expert on this, but so we're on the same page, are you
looking at RFC 2203 Section 5.3.3, or Section 7.2?
184.108.40.206 seems to suggest that clients will typically bump the sequence
number and retry after the server drops a request. In other words, it
doesn't expect there to be much more to timeout recovery than that.
I wonder about the impact of frequent credential invalidation for
datagram transports, where major timeouts are not so rare.
> From: Trond Myklebust <[email protected]>
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:47:55 -0400
> SUNRPC: Invalidate the RPCSEC_GSS session if the server dropped the
> RFC 2203 requires the server to drop the request if it believes the
> RPCSEC_GSS context is out of sequence. The problem is that we have
> no way
> on the client to know why the server dropped the request. In order
> to avoid
> spinning forever trying to resend the request, the safe approach is
> therefore to always invalidate the RPCSEC_GSS context on every major
> Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <[email protected]>
> net/sunrpc/clnt.c | 5 +++++
> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/net/sunrpc/clnt.c b/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> index 2969e84..eb813e9 100644
> --- a/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> +++ b/net/sunrpc/clnt.c
> @@ -1169,6 +1169,11 @@ call_timeout(struct rpc_task *task)
> clnt->cl_protname, clnt->cl_server);
> + /*
> + * Did our request time out due to an RPCSEC_GSS out-of-sequence
> + * event? RFC2203 requires the server to drop all such requests.
> + */
> + rpcauth_invalcred(task);
> Trond Myklebust
> Linux NFS client maintainer
> [email protected]