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Subject[PATCH] SUNRPC: Fix a performance regression in the RPC authentication code
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Fix a regression reported by Max Kellermann whereby kernel profiling
showed that his clients were spending 45% of their time in
rpcauth_lookup_credcache.

It turns out that although his processes had identical uid/gid/groups,
generic_match() was failing to detect this, because the task->group_info
pointers were not shared. This again lead to the creation of a huge number
of identical credentials at the RPC layer.

The regression is fixed by comparing the contents of task->group_info
if the actual pointers are not identical.

Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
---

net/sunrpc/auth_generic.c | 20 ++++++++++++++++++--
1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)


diff --git a/net/sunrpc/auth_generic.c b/net/sunrpc/auth_generic.c
index 744b79f..4028502 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/auth_generic.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/auth_generic.c
@@ -133,13 +133,29 @@ static int
generic_match(struct auth_cred *acred, struct rpc_cred *cred, int flags)
{
struct generic_cred *gcred = container_of(cred, struct generic_cred, gc_base);
+ int i;

if (gcred->acred.uid != acred->uid ||
gcred->acred.gid != acred->gid ||
- gcred->acred.group_info != acred->group_info ||
gcred->acred.machine_cred != acred->machine_cred)
- return 0;
+ goto out_nomatch;
+
+ /* Optimisation in the case where pointers are identical... */
+ if (gcred->acred.group_info == acred->group_info)
+ goto out_match;
+
+ /* Slow path... */
+ if (gcred->acred.group_info->ngroups != acred->group_info->ngroups)
+ goto out_nomatch;
+ for (i = 0; i < gcred->acred.group_info->ngroups; i++) {
+ if (GROUP_AT(gcred->acred.group_info, i) !=
+ GROUP_AT(acred->group_info, i))
+ goto out_nomatch;
+ }
+out_match:
return 1;
+out_nomatch:
+ return 0;
}

void __init rpc_init_generic_auth(void)
--
Trond Myklebust
Linux NFS client maintainer

NetApp
Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com
www.netapp.com


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