Re: nfsd (and lock) changes for 3.2

From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Fri Oct 28 2011 - 10:43:02 EST

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 05:23:04PM -0700, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> On 10/27/2011 01:34 PM, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > We need to test it, but I think you're probably correct,
> > 6577aac01f00636c16cd583c30bd4dedf18475d5 "nfsd4: fix failure to end
> > nfsd4 grace period" should have been tagged for stable. Does that also
> > require any previous patches? (E.g.
> > 48483bf23a568f3ef4cc7ad2c8f1a082f10ad0e7 "nfsd4: simplify recovery dir
> > setting"?)
> >
> right, and all for that dmesg print. But yes!
> Well the 3.1 Kernel without them gets stuck. I guess you need to experiment
> with what would be the minimal patchset needed for 3.1 .
> Tell me if you need help testing that the damage has gone. But basically I have
> a script (4 years old) that does:
> server: service nfs stop/start
> client: mount
> back to back, The client gets stuck forever.

You and I are pretty sure those patches are needed, and fix the problem.
But it would probably be a good idea, to make sure.

Would you mind passing both along to stable@xxxxxxxxxx? Cc: me and I'll
ack them.

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