[PATCH] CIFS: Prevent error log on spurious oplock break

Vincent Whitchurch vincent.whitchurch at axis.com
Tue Mar 9 13:41:18 UTC 2021

On Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 01:05:11AM +0100, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 8:52 PM Shyam Prasad N via samba-technical
> <samba-technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > The reason for rejecting the request maybe a number of things like:
> > corrupted request, stale request (for some old session), or for a
> > wrong handle.
> > I don't think we should treat any of these cases as a success.
> I agree with Shyam here.
> We shouldn't change the return value to pretend success just to
> suppress a warning.

Thank you all for your comments.  I see that everyone agrees that the
error print is useful for SMB2, so I will drop this patch.

> However, if it is common to trigger with false positives we might want
> to something to prevent it from
> spamming the logs.
> These messages could be useful if we encounter bugs in our leasing
> code, or bugs in server
> lease code, so we should't throw them away completely. But if false
> positives are common ...
> Some thoughts I and Stever brainstormed about could be to change the code in the
> demiltiplex thread where we currently dump the packets that were "invalid"
> to maybe:
> *  log once as VFS and then log any future ones as FYI
> * log once as VFS and then only make the others available via dynamic
> trace points
> * rate limit it so we only log it once every n minutes?  (this is overkill?)

Thank you for the suggestions.  In my case, I've only received some
reports of this error being emitted very rarely (couple of times a month
in our stability tests).  Right now it looks like the problem may only
be with a particular NAS, and we're looking into triggering oplock
breaks more often and catching the problem with some more logging.

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