[PATCH/RFC] NFSv4: don't let hanging mounts block other mounts
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Message ID 87vaori26c.fsf@notabene.neil.brown.name
State New
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NeilBrown May 23, 2017, 11:27 p.m. UTC
If you try an NFSv4 mount from an inaccessible server, it will hang as
you would expect.
If you then try an NFSv4 mount from a different accessible server,
it will also hang.  This is not expected.

The second mount is blocked in
  -> nfs4_discover_server_trunking()
  -> nfs40_discover_server_trunking()
  -> nfs40_walk_client_list()
  -> nfs4_match_client()
  -> nfs_wait_client_init_complete()
It is waiting for the first mount to complete so that it can then
see if the two servers are really one and the same.

It is not necessary to wait here when an nfs_client cl_cons_state is
NFS_CS_INITING.  Such a client will, after changing cl_cons_state, call
nfs4_discover_server_trunking() itself.  So if the current client just
skips those clients, trunking will still be discovered if necessary.

I am unsure of situation with NFS_CS_SESSION_INITING, but I suspect
that the comment "Wait for CREATE_SESSION to finish" implies that
it is only clients in NFS_CS_SESSION_INITING that need to be waited for.

Signed-off-by: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.com>
 fs/nfs/nfs4client.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c b/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
index 692a7a8bfc7a..386901dfdca7 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
@@ -481,7 +481,7 @@  static int nfs4_match_client(struct nfs_client  *pos,  struct nfs_client *new,
 	 * remaining fields in "pos", especially the client
 	 * ID and serverowner fields.  Wait for CREATE_SESSION
 	 * to finish. */
-	if (pos->cl_cons_state > NFS_CS_READY) {
+	if (pos->cl_cons_state == NFS_CS_SESSION_INITING) {