[PATCH] Fix bug #13121 - Non-smbd processes using kernel oplocks can hang smbd

Gary Lockyer gary at catalyst.net.nz
Wed Nov 15 18:55:11 UTC 2017

On 16/11/17 07:52, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:06:01AM -0800, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 06:55:13AM +1300, Gary Lockyer via samba-technical wrote:
>>> I'm now seeing significant numbers of builds hanging in:
>>> [558(3538)/2212 at 1h13m33s] samba3.smb2.kernel-oplocks(nt4_dc)
>> Can you track down what part of the test it's hanging in ?
>> A strace on the smbtorture client process would help here.
>> The test does depend on working kernel oplocks as the
>> test child holds the lease for 3 seconds. Also, the
>> child does a pause() waiting for a signal which is
>> expected to come when the smbd tries to open the leased
>> file. I could add a 5 second alarm() timeout to ensure
>> it can't ever hang there but under normal circumstances
>> it shouldn't hang.
>> What platform are you testing on - if it's non-Linux
>> this test should not be running.
>> I do want to keep this test if I can as it's a guarantee that
>> kernel oplocks are working correctly in smbd.
> Can you try running your builds with this additional
> patch ?
Will kick that off now.
> It should prevent hangs from the smbtorture child using
> the alarm mechanism I mentioned above, and also if the
> test then fails it should print out a meaningful error
> code so we can discover where the child had problems.
> Cheers,
> 	Jeremy.

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