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SubjectRe: NFS regression in 2.6.37.1 (current stable)
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On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:53 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<ahughes@redhat.com> wrote:
> [Please CC me on responses as I'm not subscribed]
>
> Hi,
>
> I seem to have uncovered a regression in the NFS code between 2.6.37 and 2.6.37.1
> caused by this changeset:
>
> commit 55ea499d60aefa3d03a77fc8590c26b5881faa92
> Author: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>
> Date:   Sat Jan 8 17:45:38 2011 -0500
> NFS: Don't use vm_map_ram() in readdir
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.37.y.git;a=commit;h=6650239a4b01077e80d5a4468562756d77afaa59
>
> With this change applied, copying of files between NFS and non-NFS
> mounts seems to be broken.  The easiest way I've found to replicate
> this myself is to use a VCS to do a clone of a tree on a NFS mount to
> a directory on a non-NFS mount.  I used Mercurial, as I had Mercurial
> trees to hand from work on IcedTea, but I assume doing it with a git
> tree such as the linux tree would also work.  The idea is to do
> something which involves copying over a bunch of directories and
> checking the result is readable.
>
> $ hg clone $HOME/projects/openjdk/icedtea6-hg
> destination directory: icedtea6-hg
> updating to branch default
> abort:
> data/contrib/templater/hotspot/src/cpu/CPU/vm/bytecodeInterpreter_CPU.inline.hpp.i@16d04ce16287:
> no match found!
>
> In the above, $HOME is an NFS mount and $PWD is a local reiserfs
> partition.  I initially hit failures doing builds with source on $HOME
> and the build directory on a local reiserfs partition.  In that
> scenario, it would fail as not being able to find files that should
> have been copied over.
>
> Reverting the changeset fixes the issue.  2.6.37.2 still has the bug.
> I haven't checked 2.6.37.3 yet but I didn't see any NFS changes in there.

There's some more discussion here:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=357121

Greg, Trond, as this is a regression in -stable, I wonder if it's best
that we just revert the commit?

Pekka
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