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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:16:46 +0100
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,, Chris Tracy <>,
        "J. Bruce Fields" <>
Subject: [PATCH 5.0 187/238] nfsd: fix performance-limiting session calculation

5.0-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: J. Bruce Fields <>

commit c54f24e338ed2a35218f117a4a1afb5f9e2b4e64 upstream.

We're unintentionally limiting the number of slots per nfsv4.1 session
to 10.  Often more than 10 simultaneous RPCs are needed for the best

This calculation was meant to prevent any one client from using up more
than a third of the limit we set for total memory use across all clients
and sessions.  Instead, it's limiting the client to a third of the
maximum for a single session.

Fix this.

Reported-by: Chris Tracy <>
Fixes: de766e570413 "nfsd: give out fewer session slots as limit approaches"
Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

 fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c |    8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c
+++ b/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c
@@ -1544,16 +1544,16 @@ static u32 nfsd4_get_drc_mem(struct nfsd
 	u32 slotsize = slot_bytes(ca);
 	u32 num = ca->maxreqs;
-	int avail;
+	unsigned long avail, total_avail;
-	avail = min((unsigned long)NFSD_MAX_MEM_PER_SESSION,
-		    nfsd_drc_max_mem - nfsd_drc_mem_used);
+	total_avail = nfsd_drc_max_mem - nfsd_drc_mem_used;
+	avail = min((unsigned long)NFSD_MAX_MEM_PER_SESSION, total_avail);
 	 * Never use more than a third of the remaining memory,
 	 * unless it's the only way to give this client a slot:
-	avail = clamp_t(int, avail, slotsize, avail/3);
+	avail = clamp_t(int, avail, slotsize, total_avail/3);
 	num = min_t(int, num, avail / slotsize);
 	nfsd_drc_mem_used += num * slotsize;

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