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Subject[PATCH - take 2] knfsd: nfsd: Handle ERESTARTSYS from syscalls.

OCFS2 can return -ERESTARTSYS from write requests (and possibly
elsewhere) if there is a signal pending.

If nfsd is shutdown (by sending a signal to each thread) while there
is still an IO load from the client, each thread could handle one last
request with a signal pending. This can result in -ERESTARTSYS
which is not understood by nfserrno() and so is reflected back to
the client as nfserr_io aka -EIO. This is wrong.

Instead, interpret ERESTARTSYS to mean "try again later" by returning
nfserr_jukebox. The client will resend and - if the server is
restarted - the write will (hopefully) be successful and everyone will
be happy.

The symptom that I narrowed down to this was:
copy a large file via NFS to an OCFS2 filesystem, and restart
the nfs server during the copy.
The 'cp' might get an -EIO, and the file will be corrupted -
presumably holes in the middle where writes appeared to fail.

Signed-off-by: Neil Brown <>

### Diffstat output
./fs/nfsd/nfsproc.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff .prev/fs/nfsd/nfsproc.c ./fs/nfsd/nfsproc.c
--- .prev/fs/nfsd/nfsproc.c 2008-06-19 10:06:36.000000000 +1000
+++ ./fs/nfsd/nfsproc.c 2008-06-19 10:07:58.000000000 +1000
@@ -614,6 +614,7 @@ nfserrno (int errno)
{ nfserr_stale, -ESTALE },
{ nfserr_jukebox, -ETIMEDOUT },
+ { nfserr_jukebox, -ERESTARTSYS },
{ nfserr_dropit, -EAGAIN },
{ nfserr_dropit, -ENOMEM },
{ nfserr_badname, -ESRCH },

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