Re: linux-next: build failure after merge of the nfsd tree

From: Chuck Lever
Date: Mon Apr 29 2013 - 14:31:16 EST

On Apr 29, 2013, at 1:59 PM, "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 01:47:16PM -0400, Chuck Lever wrote:
>> On Apr 29, 2013, at 1:38 PM, "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 01:04:01PM -0400, Chuck Lever wrote:
>>>> On Apr 29, 2013, at 12:21 PM, Trond Myklebust
>>>> <trond.myklebust@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, 2013-04-29 at 12:05 -0400, Chuck Lever wrote:
>>>>>> On Apr 29, 2013, at 11:45 AM, "J. Bruce Fields"
>>>>>> <bfields@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:53:37AM -0400, Chuck Lever wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Apr 28, 2013, at 9:24 PM, Stephen Rothwell
>>>>>>>> <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hi J.,
>>>>>>>>> After merging the nfsd tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
>>>>>>>>> ppc64_defconfig) failed like this:
>>>>>>>>> net/sunrpc/auth_gss/svcauth_gss.c: In function
>>>>>>>>> 'gss_proxy_save_rsc': net/sunrpc/auth_gss/svcauth_gss.c:1182:3:
>>>>>>>>> error: implicit declaration of function 'gss_mech_get_by_OID'
>>>>>>>>> [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
>>>>>>>>> Caused byc ommit 030d794bf498 ("SUNRPC: Use gssproxy upcall for
>>>>>>>>> server RPCGSS authentication"). gss_mech_get_by_OID() made
>>>>>>>>> static to net/sunrpc/auth_gss/gss_mech_switch.c by commit
>>>>>>>>> 9568c5e9a61d ("SUNRPC: Introduce rpcauth_get_pseudoflavor()") in
>>>>>>>>> the nfs tree (part of the nfs tree that you did not merge).
>>>>>>>>> I don't know how to fix this, so I have used the nfsd tree from
>>>>>>>>> next-20130426 for today.
>>>>>>>> Bruce, it might make sense for me to submit the three server-side
>>>>>>>> RPC GSS patches, and then you can rebase the gssproxy work on top
>>>>>>>> of those. Let me know how you would like to proceed.
>>>>>>> I'm happy to take those patches whenever you consider them ready.
>>>>>>> Would that fix the problem?
>>>>>> Someone would need to modify the gssproxy patches to use the new
>>>>>> interfaces.
>>>>>>> Also: it looks like 030d794bf498 "SUNRPC: Introduce
>>>>>>> rpcauth_get_pseudoflavor()" is in Trond's linux-next, but not his
>>>>>>> nfs-for-next. I'm not sure what that means--is it safe to rebase
>>>>>>> on top of *that*?
>>>>>> That doesn't seem right to me.
>>>>> I've now pulled the rpcsec_gss changes into the nfs-for-next. The
>>>>> main reason why they were not pulled in earlier was due to
>>>>> uncertainty what to do about the increase in "AUTH_GSS upcall timed
>>>>> out." syslog warnings.
>>>> Trond's nfs-for-next now has the new rpcauth_get_gssinfo() and
>>>> rpcauth_get_pseudoflavor() APIs, which are replacements for direct
>>>> calls into the GSS mech switch. These APIs are a little more generic,
>>>> and more robust in the face of unloaded GSS kernel modules.
>>>> Instead of gss_mech_get_by_OID(), I suspect you want
>>>> rpcauth_get_pseudoflavor(), but I haven't looked at the gssproxy code.
>>> It's doing
>>> status = -EOPNOTSUPP;
>>> gm = gss_mech_get_by_OID(&ud->mech_oid);
>>> if (!gm)
>>> goto out;
>>> status = -EINVAL;
>>> status = gss_import_sec_context(ud->,
>>> ud->out_handle.len,
>>> gm, &rsci.mechctx,
>>> &expiry, GFP_KERNEL);
>>> if (status)
>>> goto out;
>>> So we need a way to get from an OID and some mechanism-specific data to
>>> a context.
>>> Looks to me like we just want to re-export gss_mech_get_by_OID().
>> The reason for the new wrappers is to load the kernel modules properly before trying to discover the OID -> mechanism mapping.
>> Where are you calling it from? If it's from outside of the GSS module, how do you guarantee the rpc_gss_auth module is loaded? What if the GSS mechanism for that OID isn't loaded?
> Sorry, I should have said just "remove static from", not
> "re-export"--it's in the same module. So there should be no problem
> here, right?

OK, gotcha. Architecturally outside of the mech switch I'd like to see OIDs passed around embedded in GSS tuples rather than by themselves.

An alternative would be to use gss_mech_get_by_name(), which is already visible, loads GSS mechanism modules automatically, and returns struct gss_api_mech *. For NFS, we should already have a clean mapping of mechanism name to pseudoflavor to GSS tuple. Looks like rsc_parse() already uses this API.

Do you have gssproxy patches published in a git tree somewhere I could review?

Chuck Lever

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