Re: FS-Cache: Duplicate cookie detected

From: David Howells
Date: Tue Mar 12 2019 - 03:01:52 EST

Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My /usr/local/src mount was mounted with vers=4.2 (default), while
> nfstest_cache was mounting its test-mount with vers=4.1! Apart from the
> different rsize/wsize values, the version number stood out. And indeed,
> when I mount my regular NFS mount /usr/local/src with vers=4.1, the
> "duplicate cookie" is no longer printed.

Yeah - NFS superblocks are differentiated by a whole host of parameters,
including protocol version number, and caches aren't shared between
superblocks because this introduces a tricky coherency problem.

The issue is that NFS superblocks to the same place do not currently manage
coherency (inode attributes, data) between themselves, except via the server.

However, if "fsc" isn't given on the mount commandline, the superblock
probably shouldn't get a server-level cookie if we can avoid it.