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Subject[PATCH] prevent oops in xprt_lock_write, against 2.4.20
hi marcelo-

when several RPC requests want to reconnect a TCP transport socket at
once, xprt_lock_write serializes the tasks to prevent multiple socket
connects. however, TCP connects are always done by a RPC child task that
has no request slot. xprt_lock_write can oops if there is no request slot
allocated to the invoking RPC task. reviewed and accepted by Trond.

i had thought the 2.5.32 patch wouldn't apply to 2.4.20, but Trond pointed
out to me that his xprt_lock_write patches snuck into 2.4.20-pre5, which i
hadn't noticed.


--- 2.4.20-pre5/net/sunrpc/xprt.c.orig Fri Aug 30 15:49:28 2002
+++ 2.4.20-pre5/net/sunrpc/xprt.c Fri Aug 30 18:16:17 2002
@@ -147,5 +147,5 @@
task->tk_timeout = 0;
task->tk_status = -EAGAIN;
- if (task->tk_rqstp->rq_nresend)
+ if (task->tk_rqstp && task->tk_rqstp->rq_nresend)
rpc_sleep_on(&xprt->resend, task, NULL, NULL);
else
--

corporate: <cel at netapp dot com>
personal: <chucklever at bigfoot dot com>


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