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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nfs4: set source address when callback is generated
On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 12:18:37PM -0500, Chuck Lever wrote:
>
> On Jan 5, 2011, at 12:11 PM, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 12:06:04PM -0500, Chuck Lever wrote:
> >>
> >> On Jan 4, 2011, at 7:58 PM, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:54:00AM -0500, Chuck Lever wrote:
> >>>> I don't recall creating svc_addr_u, but I'll take a stab at a
> >>>> guess.
> >>>>
> >>>> It looks like someone thought that we should retain the idea of
> >>>> storing just the address part of the socket address, and not the
> >>>> other stuff (like the family and port, since this code doesn't
> >>>> appear to need that additional information). It greatly reduces
> >>>> the size of the field. A full sockaddr_storage is more than 128
> >>>> bytes, since it has to be able to store an AF_UNIX pathname.
> >>>>
> >>>> Doing this, there is a lot less data to keep around, but an IPv6
> >>>> socket address has other items outside of in6_addr that can be
> >>>> used to form a full address. We decided at some point we could
> >>>> copy this information from the other address storage field in the
> >>>> rqstp.
> >>>>
> >>>> But the result of this space savings means we must construct a
> >>>> full socket address when needed, using logic such as the above.
> >>>
> >>> Seems to me we should either just waste the extra 100 bytes or
> >>> define something that would be useful elsewhere as well....
> >>
> >> In nfs-utils, we define:
> >>
> >> union nfs_sockaddr { struct sockaddr_in s4; struct sockaddr_in6
> >> s6; struct sockaddr sa; };
> >>
> >> A variable of this type is large enough to hold a full IPv6
> >> sockaddr, but is significantly smaller than a sockaddr_storage.
> >>
> >> The addition of the "struct sockaddr" element is to enable access
> >> to such variables via a "struct sockaddr *" without type punning.
> >> This seems to be preferred by gcc over type casting in order to
> >> handle optimizations involving address aliasing. It also allows
> >> more precise type checking.
> >
> > Sounds reasonable to me.
> >
> >>
> >> A full conversion to use such a construct in kernel RPC and NFS
> >> components is, I fear, too late for 2.6.38, but might be considered
> >> for a future release if there is consensus on this approach.
> >
> > OK; I suppose for now I'll apply my revision of Takuma Umeya's patch
> > below (if I didn't screw it up).
>
> My thinking cap is still on vacation. I don't see anything
> immediately wrong with this as a temporary fix. Has anyone tested
> this with a multi-homed IPv6 server? How about link-local IPv6
> addresses?

I believe the original patch was tested with a multi-homed server, but
probably just IPv4. It would be useful to retest to make sure I didn't
introduce a typo on cleanup (my version is pushed to
git://linux-nfs.org/~bfields/linux.git for-2.6.38 now). And, yes, the
IPv6 cases would be good to test as well.

--b.


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