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Date:	Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:54:00 +0200
From:	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
To:	David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>
Cc:	Tom Herbert <therbert@...gle.com>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Linux-Next <linux-next@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux-sh list <linux-sh@...r.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [-next] Regression: ssh log in slowdown

Hi David,

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM, David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com> wrote:
> From: Of Geert Uytterhoeven
> ...
>> Note that I'm also using NFS root, which doesn't seem to be affected.
>> I can happily run "ls -R /" on the serial console during the 10 s delay in ssh.
>
> Are you sure that the delay during ssh login isn't just
> a reverse DNS timeout?

Indeed, the ssh server sends a reverse DNS request twice, with 5s in between:

01:01:16.334257 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85 > 00:0c:42:12:75:1d, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 86: <ssh-server-ip>.55318 > <dns-server-ip>.53: 2907+
PTR? <ssh-client-rev-ip>.in-addr.arpa. (44)
01:01:16.337282 00:0c:42:12:75:1d > 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 114: <dns-server-ip>.53 > <ssh-server-ip>.55318:
2907* 1/0/0 PTR <ssh-client-name>. (72)
01:01:16.356440 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85 > 74:d0:2b:c8:05:49, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 66: <ssh-server-ip>.22 > <ssh-client-ip>.53536: Flags
[.], ack 2194, win 272, options [nop,nop,TS val 4294938665 ecr
480138541], length 0

01:01:21.342072 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85 > 00:0c:42:12:75:1d, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 86: <ssh-server-ip>.55318 > <dns-server-ip>.53: 2907+
PTR? <ssh-client-rev-ip>.in-addr.arpa. (44)
01:01:21.344844 00:0c:42:12:75:1d > 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 114: <dns-server-ip>.53 > <ssh-server-ip>.55318:
2907* 1/0/0 PTR <ssh-client-name>. (72)

01:01:26.353667 2e:09:0a:00:6d:85 > 74:d0:2b:c8:05:49, ethertype IPv4
(0x0800), length 118: <ssh-server-ip>.22 > <ssh-client-ip>.53536:
Flags [P.], seq 1999:2051, ack 2194, win 272, options [nop,nop,TS val
4294939944 ecr 480138541], length 52

Interestingly, I don't see the forward DNS request after that, which
does happen in the
good case.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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