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SubjectRe: Regression in 5.1.20: Reading long directory fails
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On 11 Sep 2019, at 13:40, Benjamin Coddington wrote:

> On 11 Sep 2019, at 13:29, Chuck Lever wrote:
>
>>> On Sep 11, 2019, at 1:26 PM, Benjamin Coddington
>>> <bcodding@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11 Sep 2019, at 12:39, Chuck Lever wrote:
>>>
>>>>> On Sep 11, 2019, at 12:25 PM, Benjamin Coddington
>>>>> <bcodding@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>
>>>>> Instead, I think we want to make sure the mic falls squarely into
>>>>> the tail
>>>>> every time.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not clear how you could do that. The length of the page data is
>>>> not
>>>> known to the client before it parses the reply. Are you suggesting
>>>> that
>>>> gss_unwrap should do it somehow?
>>>
>>> Is it too niave to always put the mic at the end of the tail?
>>
>> The size of the page content is variable.
>>
>> The only way the MIC will fall into the tail is if the page content
>> is
>> exactly the largest expected size. When the page content is smaller
>> than
>> that, the receive logic will place part or all of the MIC in ->pages.
>
> Ok, right. But what I meant is that xdr_buf_read_netobj() should be
> renamed
> and repurposed to be "move the mic from wherever it is to the end of
> xdr_buf's tail".
>
> But now I see what you mean, and I also see that it is already trying
> to do
> that.. and we don't want to overlap the copy..
>
> So, really, we need the tail to be larger than twice the mic.. less 1.
> That
> means the fix is probably just increasing rslack for krb5i.

.. or we can keep the tighter tail space, and if we detect the mic
straddles
the page and tail, we can move the mic into the tail with 2 copies,
first
move the bit in the tail back, then move the bit in the pages.

Which is preferred, less allocation, or in the rare case this occurs,
doing
copy twice?

Ben

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