Bug 1331540 - multi-threaded rpc.gssd
Summary: multi-threaded rpc.gssd
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils
Version: 7.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: Yongcheng Yang
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-28 18:14 UTC by Steve Dickson
Modified: 2016-11-04 05:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nfs-utils-1.3.0-0.26.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-11-04 05:03:38 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2383 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE nfs-utils bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 13:53:02 UTC

Description Steve Dickson 2016-04-28 18:14:46 UTC
Description of problem:

Now that every NFS mount does an upcall to the
rpc.gssd daemon, when it is running, it is 
imperative that this daemon does hang. 
Especially during a mount storm when
the client reboots and does a large number 
NFS mounts at once.

Upstream has developed and multi-threaded 
rpc.gssd daemon that creates a thread for
every upcall which decrease the changes
of hangs dramatically

Comment 1 Steve Dickson 2016-04-29 13:34:24 UTC
Here is the upstream thread


Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2016-04-29 14:52:01 UTC
The upstream commits:
commit 85c5c16d29d50c1f798d60e57641cd21cec2e905
Author: Olga Kornievskaia <kolga@netapp.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 28 16:51:54 2016 -0400

    gssd: always call gss_krb5_ccache_name

commit 792c2a597c770738cf5c4433724504a5fc4ff7f5
Author: Olga Kornievskaia <kolga@netapp.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 28 16:27:14 2016 -0400

    gssd: using syscalls directly to change thread's identity

commit 8c34e538ef7492fda87b640343996dd33a2fde1d
Author: Olga Kornievskaia <kolga@netapp.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 28 16:21:41 2016 -0400

    gssd: use pthreads to handle upcalls

Comment 5 Steve Dickson 2016-05-16 12:12:06 UTC
These upstream commits are also needed:

commit c5dbf414ddd2fe272ac7602cd182c73ebeb090b1
Author: Olga Kornievskaia <kolga@netapp.com>
Date:   Sat May 14 12:19:15 2016 -0400

    gssd: no longer needed pid logic

commit d9ba9eede533fed6dde146f891d5d596016b314b
Author: Olga Kornievskaia <kolga@netapp.com>
Date:   Sat May 14 12:13:29 2016 -0400

    gssd: move read of upcall into main thread

Comment 8 Yongcheng Yang 2016-09-09 06:58:18 UTC
Have checked the patches mentioned in comment 2 and comment 5 have all been merged. And all regression tests passed.

Mark as SanityOnly and move to VERIFIED.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 05:03:38 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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