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Date:	Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:16:44 -0400
From:	"J. Bruce Fields" <>
To:	Mark Lord <>
Cc:	Albert Fluegel <>,,
Subject: Re: linux-3.14 nfsd regression

On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 12:33:55PM -0400, Mark Lord wrote:
> This commit from linux-3.14 breaks our NFS-root clients here:
> - *p++ = htonl((u32) stat->mode);
> + *p++ = htonl((u32) (stat->mode & S_IALLUGO));
> Reverting the one-liner above (on the server) fixes it for us,
> as does reverting back to linux-3.13.8 on the server.
> The NFS-root clients are on PowerPC (big-endian) architecture,
> running linux-3.12.16. The NFS server is on an Intel PC running linux-3.14.
> ACL is completely disabled on server and client,
> and we're using NFSv2/v3.  No support for v4.
> I instrumented the function to see what other bits were being cleared
> by the (stat->mode & S_IALLUGO) masking.  The results are attached.

Hm, it sounds like a bug in the client if it's depending on those high

The original behavior was in practice harmless and changing it broke
something, so I think we should definitely just revert this patch.

But the client may need fixing too.

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