[ 3.5.y.z extended stable ] Patch "SUNRPC: Don't start the retransmission timer when out of" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 4 20:49:03 UTC 2013

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    SUNRPC: Don't start the retransmission timer when out of

to the linux-3.5.y-queue branch of the 3.5.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.5.y.z tree, see



>From 65622b942329a7210bab1a6ce098dda3aefca809 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust at netapp.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:57:57 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] SUNRPC: Don't start the retransmission timer when out of
 socket space

commit a9a6b52ee1baa865283a91eb8d443ee91adfca56 upstream.

If the socket is full, we're better off just waiting until it empties,
or until the connection is broken. The reason why we generally don't
want to time out is that the call to xprt->ops->release_xprt() will
trigger a connection reset, which isn't helpful...

Let's make an exception for soft RPC calls, since they have to provide
timeout guarantees.

Signed-off-by: Trond Myklebust <Trond.Myklebust at netapp.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 net/sunrpc/xprt.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
index 6329ff3..b4efb51 100644
--- a/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
+++ b/net/sunrpc/xprt.c
@@ -485,13 +485,17 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(xprt_wake_pending_tasks);
  * xprt_wait_for_buffer_space - wait for transport output buffer to clear
  * @task: task to be put to sleep
  * @action: function pointer to be executed after wait
+ *
+ * Note that we only set the timer for the case of RPC_IS_SOFT(), since
+ * we don't in general want to force a socket disconnection due to
+ * an incomplete RPC call transmission.
 void xprt_wait_for_buffer_space(struct rpc_task *task, rpc_action action)
 	struct rpc_rqst *req = task->tk_rqstp;
 	struct rpc_xprt *xprt = req->rq_xprt;

-	task->tk_timeout = req->rq_timeout;
+	task->tk_timeout = RPC_IS_SOFT(task) ? req->rq_timeout : 0;
 	rpc_sleep_on(&xprt->pending, task, action);

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