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Date:   Wed, 15 Jul 2020 11:02:00 -0400
From:   Chuck Lever <chuck.lever@...cle.com>
To:     Kai-Heng Feng <kai.heng.feng@...onical.com>
Cc:     matthew.ruffell@...onical.com,
        linux-stable <stable@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux NFS Mailing List <linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        "open list:NETWORKING DRIVERS" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Regression] "SUNRPC: Add "@len" parameter to gss_unwrap()"
 breaks NFS Kerberos on upstream stable 5.4.y



> On Jul 15, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Kai-Heng Feng <kai.heng.feng@...onical.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Multiple users reported NFS causes NULL pointer dereference [1] on Ubuntu, due to commit "SUNRPC: Add "@len" parameter to gss_unwrap()" and commit "SUNRPC: Fix GSS privacy computation of auth->au_ralign".
> 
> The same issue happens on upstream stable 5.4.y branch.
> The mainline kernel doesn't have this issue though.
> 
> Should we revert them? Or is there any missing commits need to be backported to v5.4?
> 
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1886277
> 
> Kai-Heng

31c9590ae468 ("SUNRPC: Add "@len" parameter to gss_unwrap()") is a refactoring
change. It shouldn't have introduced any behavior difference. But in theory,
practice and theory should be the same...

Check if 0a8e7b7d0846 ("SUNRPC: Revert 241b1f419f0e ("SUNRPC: Remove xdr_buf_trim()")")
is also applied to 5.4.0-40-generic.

It would help to know if v5.5 stable is working for you. I haven't had any
problems with it.


--
Chuck Lever



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