Re: [PATCH] NFS: Fix infinite loop in gss_create_upcall()

From: Bryan Schumaker
Date: Wed Apr 13 2011 - 16:42:48 EST

On 04/12/2011 02:52 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> On 04/12/2011 08:43 PM, Bryan Schumaker wrote:
>> On 04/12/2011 02:34 PM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>>> On 04/12/2011 08:31 PM, Trond Myklebust wrote:
>>>>> Yes, it fixes the problem. But it waits 15s before it times out. This is
>>>>> inacceptable for automounted NFS dirs.
>>>> I'm still confused as to why you are hitting it at all. In the normal
>>>> autonegotiation case, the client should be trying to use AUTH_SYS first
>>>> and then trying rpcsec_gss if and only if that fails.
>>>> Are you really exporting a filesystem using AUTH_NULL as the only
>>>> supported flavour?
>>> I don't know, I connect to a nfs server which is not maintained by me.
>>> It looks like that. How can I find out?
>> If you're not using gss for anything, you could try rmmod-ing rpcsec_gss_krb5 (and other rpcsec_gss_* modules).
> I don't have NFS in modules. It's all built-in. And this one is
> unconditionally selected because of CONFIG_NFS_V4.

Does this patch help?

- Bryan

We should attempt an AUTH_NULL style mount before
trying gss flavors. This should prevent a hang if
gss modules are loaded but the userspace program
isn't running.

diff --git a/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c b/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
index 9bf41ea..4e3c16b 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/nfs4proc.c
@@ -2218,8 +2218,8 @@ static int nfs4_proc_get_root(struct nfs_server *server, struct nfs_fh *fhandle,
rpc_authflavor_t flav_array[NFS_MAX_SECFLAVORS + 2];

flav_array[0] = RPC_AUTH_UNIX;
- len = gss_mech_list_pseudoflavors(&flav_array[1]);
- flav_array[1+len] = RPC_AUTH_NULL;
+ flav_array[1] = RPC_AUTH_NULL;
+ len = gss_mech_list_pseudoflavors(&flav_array[2]);
len += 2;

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {

> regards,

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