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SubjectRe: 2.4.17:Increase number of anonymous filesystems beyond 256?
On Tuesday, 22. January 2002 14:28, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> On Tuesday 22. January 2002 14:08, you wrote:
> > So I still think that the reason for this is a check in the kernel, that
> > prevents connections from ports > 1024.
> Nope. It's the following hunk:
> diff -ur -X dontdiff linux-2.4.9-18.3/net/sunrpc/pmap_clnt.c
> linux-2.4.9-18.3-p3/net/sunrpc/pmap_clnt.c
> --- linux-2.4.9-18.3/net/sunrpc/pmap_clnt.c Wed Jun 21 12:43:37 2000
> +++ linux-2.4.9-18.3-p3/net/sunrpc/pmap_clnt.c Mon Jan 7 12:59:54 2002
> @@ -189,7 +189,7 @@
> struct rpc_clnt *clnt;
> /* printk("pmap: create xprt\n"); */
> - if (!(xprt = xprt_create_proto(proto, srvaddr, NULL)))
> + if (!(xprt = xprt_create_proto(proto, srvaddr, NULL, 0)))
> return NULL;
> xprt->addr.sin_port = htons(RPC_PMAP_PORT);
> The above change implies that the portmapper can always be run from an
> insecure port.
> It can if the purpose of the RPC call is trying to read off a port number
> for an RPC service. If the idea is to register a new service, however, then
> the portmapper demands that we use a secure port.
> The fix would be to add an argument to the function pmap_create() in order
> to allow rpc_register() to specify that the call to xprt_create_proto()
> should set up the socket on a secure port.

Thanks for the hint. I fixed pmap_create() according to your proposal and now
nfsd works again.

One more question about something I'd like to understand:
Petes fix limits the number of anonymous mounts to 1279. There was a shorter
patch from Andi Kleen which basically just replaced the search for a secure
port from 800 downwards (in xprt.c, xprt_bindresvport() ) by a bind operation
to any port (not just a secure one). Raising the count of elements of
unnamed_dev_in_use in fs/super.c to eg 4096 resulted in the opportunity to
mount as many NFS directories. Allthough this patch suffered from two NFS
problems (the nfsd problem just discussed, as well as a problem when NFS
mounting from another linux box) it showed a way to use a very large number
of NFS mounts.

Can somebody explain the major difference between both solutions? Why did you
Pete base your patch on 4 new major device numbers whereas Andis patch did
not need them? Are there any major drawbacks involved not doing so?

Thanks Rainer
Rainer Krienke
Universitaet Koblenz,
Rechenzentrum, Voice: +49 261 287 - 1312
Rheinau 1, 56075 Koblenz, Germany Fax: +49 261 287 - 1001312
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