svn commit: r216330 - head/sys/fs/nfsserver

Rick Macklem rmacklem at
Thu Dec 9 19:02:23 UTC 2010

Author: rmacklem
Date: Thu Dec  9 19:02:23 2010
New Revision: 216330

  Disable attempts to establish a callback connection from the
  experimental NFSv4 server to a NFSv4 client when delegations are not
  being issued, even if the client advertises a callback path.
  This avoids a problem where a Linux client advertises a
  callback path that doesn't work, due to a firewall, and then
  times out an Open attempt before the FreeBSD server gives up
  its callback connection attempt. (Suggested by
  drb at to fix the Linux client problem that
  he reported on the fs-stable mailing list.)
  The server should probably have
  a 1sec timeout on callback connection attempts when there are
  no delegations issued to the client, but that patch will require
  changes to the krpc and this serves as a work around until then.
  Tested by:	drb at
  MFC after:	5 days


Modified: head/sys/fs/nfsserver/nfs_nfsdstate.c
--- head/sys/fs/nfsserver/nfs_nfsdstate.c	Thu Dec  9 17:39:40 2010	(r216329)
+++ head/sys/fs/nfsserver/nfs_nfsdstate.c	Thu Dec  9 19:02:23 2010	(r216330)
@@ -147,12 +147,20 @@ nfsrv_setclient(struct nfsrv_descript *n
 	if (nfsrv_openpluslock > NFSRV_V4STATELIMIT)
 		return (NFSERR_RESOURCE);
-	if ((nd->nd_flag & ND_GSS) && nfsrv_nogsscallback)
+	if (nfsrv_issuedelegs == 0 ||
+	    ((nd->nd_flag & ND_GSS) != 0 && nfsrv_nogsscallback != 0))
-		 * Don't do callbacks for AUTH_GSS.
-		 * (Since these aren't yet debugged, they might cause the
-		 *  server to crap out, if they get past the Init call to
-		 *  the client.)
+		 * Don't do callbacks when delegations are disabled or
+		 * for AUTH_GSS unless enabled via nfsrv_nogsscallback.
+		 * If establishing a callback connection is attempted
+		 * when a firewall is blocking the callback path, the
+		 * server may wait too long for the connect attempt to
+		 * succeed during the Open. Some clients, such as Linux,
+		 * may timeout and give up on the Open before the server
+		 * replies. Also, since AUTH_GSS callbacks are not
+		 * yet interoperability tested, they might cause the
+		 * server to crap out, if they get past the Init call to
+		 * the client.
 		new_clp->lc_program = 0;

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