Commit f344f6df authored by Olaf Kirch's avatar Olaf Kirch Committed by Trond Myklebust
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SUNRPC: Auto-load RPC authentication kernel modules

This patch adds a request_module call to rpcauth_create which will try
to auto-load the kernel module for the requested authentication flavor.
For kernels with modular sunrpc, this reduces the admin overhead for
the user.

Signed-off-by: default avatarOlaf Kirch <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTrond Myklebust <>
parent fb374d24
......@@ -64,14 +64,26 @@ rpcauth_create(rpc_authflavor_t pseudoflavor, struct rpc_clnt *clnt)
struct rpc_authops *ops;
u32 flavor = pseudoflavor_to_flavor(pseudoflavor);
if (flavor >= RPC_AUTH_MAXFLAVOR || !(ops = auth_flavors[flavor]))
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
auth = ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
if (flavor >= RPC_AUTH_MAXFLAVOR)
goto out;
/* FIXME - auth_flavors[] really needs an rw lock,
* and module refcounting. */
if ((ops = auth_flavors[flavor]) == NULL)
request_module("rpc-auth-%u", flavor);
if ((ops = auth_flavors[flavor]) == NULL)
goto out;
auth = ops->create(clnt, pseudoflavor);
if (IS_ERR(auth))
return auth;
if (clnt->cl_auth)
clnt->cl_auth = auth;
return auth;
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