When rpc.statd starts up in user space at boot time, it attempts to
write the latest NSM local state number into
If lockd.ko isn't loaded yet (as is the case in most configurations),
that file doesn't exist, thus the kernel's NSM state remains set to
its initial value of zero during lockd operation.
This is a problem because rpc.statd and lockd use the NSM state number
to prevent repeated lock recovery on rebooted hosts. If lockd sends
a zero NSM state, but then a delayed SM_NOTIFY with a real NSM state
number is received, there is no way for lockd or rpc.statd to
distinguish that stale SM_NOTIFY from an actual reboot. Thus lock
recovery could be performed after the rebooted host has already
started reclaiming locks, and those locks will be lost.
We could change /etc/init.d/nfslock so it always modprobes lockd.ko
before starting rpc.statd. However, if lockd.ko is ever unloaded
and reloaded, we are back at square one, since the NSM state is not
preserved across an unload/reload cycle. This may happen frequently
on clients that use automounter. A period of NFS inactivity causes
lockd.ko to be unloaded, and the kernel loses its NSM state setting.
Instead, let's use the fact that rpc.statd plants the local system's
NSM state in every SM_MON (and SM_UNMON) reply. lockd performs a
synchronous SM_MON upcall to the local rpc.statd _before_ sending its
first NLM request to a new remote. This would permit rpc.statd to
provide the current NSM state to lockd, even after lockd.ko had been
unloaded and reloaded.
Note that NLMPROC_LOCK arguments are constructed before the
nsm_monitor() call, so we have to rearrange argument construction very
slightly to make this all work out.
And, the kernel appears to treat NSM state as a u32 (see struct
nlm_args and nsm_res). Make nsm_local_state a u32 as well, to ensure
we don't get bogus comparison results.
Signed-off-by: Chuck Lever <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust@netapp.com>