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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] sunrpc: fix oops in rpc_create() when the mount namespace is unshared
    Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > Chuck Lever <> writes:
    >> If the upper layers are responsible for providing the utsname, you will need to
    >> fix up lockd and the NFS server's callback client too, at least.
    > Actually looking at the code. It looks like a proper fix may be even simpler.
    > Why do we have both clnt->cl_server and clnt->cl_nodename? Or is cl_server
    > the other side of the connection?
    >>>> What are we trying to achieve by reading utsname?
    >>> It looks like it gets copied into the sunrpc messages so I assume it is
    >>> a part of the sunrpc spec?
    >> It appears to be used only for RPC's AUTH_SYS credentials. The nodename is used
    >> to identify the caller's host. See RFC 1831, Appendix A:
    > Thanks that helps a lot.
    >> I'm not terribly familiar with uts namespaces, though. Can someone explain why
    >> we need to distinguish between these for AUTH_SYS if the caller is on a remote
    >> system?
    > Semantically processes in different uts namespaces are on different machines.
    >> I don't like the idea of an oops in here. Instead, (for now) it should warn and
    >> fail to create the client, IMO.
    > Which is interesting when the problem happens during NFS unmount. Although
    > frankly it could fail anyway.
    > It seems strange that we are creating a client during unmount anyway.

    the task exiting brings down the lockd thread and unregisters the lockd service
    with the portmapper. This is done with a rpc call which creates a client and a

    that's how I understand the code and the oops.


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