Re: NFS 5-minute hangs upon S3 resume using 2.6.27 client

From: Rafael J. Wysocki
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 18:11:24 EST

On Wednesday, 22 of October 2008, Michel Lespinasse wrote:
> Hi,


> This has been mentionned in bugzilla already, but I'd like to draw attention
> before it gets too late for 2.6.28.

I'm afraid it already is too late.

> The following is a common cause of 5-minute NFS hangs here:
> * Client has TCP connections to the NFS server, goes to S3 sleep for few hours.
> * TCP connections die on the server side.
> (not 100% sure why, do they use some kind of keepalive ???)
> * Client resumes from S3.
> * Client sends NFS requests down its TCP connections, gets back RST packet.
> * [Client hangs for exactly 300 seconds here]
> * Client establishes new TCP connections to the NFS server,
> and recovers from the hang.
> A tcpdump trace is attached at the end of bugzilla bug 11154:
> Should the client immediately try to reconnect when its existing connection
> receives an RST packet ? (the 5 minute delay would make sense to me if
> RST was received in reply to a SYN, but I'm not sure about it in the case
> of an existing open TCP connection).
> If the 5 minute delay after an RST is necessary, could the client avoid it
> by explicitly closing/reopening its connections using suspend/resume hooks ?
> (I can not work around the issue locally by mounting/unmounting my NFS
> shares around the suspend/resume because rootfs also on NFS...)
> This NFS setup was working fine in 2.6.24. There has been issues with
> 2.6.25 and 2.6.26, but I did not confirm if they are the same bug.
> 2.6.25 usualy recovers after some variable delay and 2.6.26 usualy
> does not recover. Bugs 11154 and 11061 have more details about this,
> also Ian Campbell has been tracking an NFS issue under load that
> appeared at around the same time.
> Hope this helps,

Thanks for the info, but I'm not a networking expert.

You should have CCed the NFS people, but it looks like they already know.

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