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Date:	Fri, 7 Dec 2007 21:13:07 -0500
From:	Shane <gnome42@...il.com>
To:	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:	"Alexey Dobriyan" <adobriyan@...il.com>, rjw@...k.pl,
	trond.myklebust@....uio.no, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	bfields@...ldses.org, ebiederm@...ssion.com, den@...nvz.org
Subject: Re: 2.6.24-rc3-git4 NFS crossmnt regression

On Dec 7, 2007 7:15 PM, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 03:00:43 +0300
> Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Dec 08, 2007 at 12:43:28AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > > On Saturday, 8 of December 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:51:58 -0500
> > > > Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@....uio.no> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 14:39 -0500, Shane wrote:
> > > > > > On Dec 7, 2007 2:16 PM, Shane <gnome42@...il.com> wrote:
> > > > > > ...
> > > > > > > Confirmed working in rc4-git5.  I'll deploy this kernel in a few more
> > > > > > > spots and check for other regressions.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hmm, I installed a new kernel built from the same sources on the NFS
> > > > > > server. And now I don't see anything at all in the crossmnt dirs.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ls /dirA/dirB/dirC  --> zero output (empty dir)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Are there any other pending fixes?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Shane
> > > > >
> > > > > You've probably fallen afoul of
> > > > >
> > > > >    http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9504
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Yeah.
> > > >
> > > > I have a tentative fix below but I can't seem to get Eric and Denis to get
> > > > a suitable fix nailed down.  It's urgent!
> > >
> > > Well, how about asking Linus to revert commit
> > > 2b1e300a9dfc3196ccddf6f1d74b91b7af55e416 altogether and starting over again?
> > >
> > > It apparently causes more trouble than the issue it was supposed to fix.
> >
> > I very much agree. ->shadow_proc is so ugly, so it's not funny anymore.
> > Adding such hook for proc part of networking _and_ for modules is just asking
> > for trouble as was demonstrated.
>
> OK, perhaps a revert is the best thing to do here.  I don't think anyone
> will be expecting fully finalised and robust netns support in 2.6.24.

I reverted 2b1e300a9dfc3196ccddf6f1d74b91b7af55e416 and it does fix the NFS
server problem with crossmnt's for me.

Shane
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