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From: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>
To: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@redhat.com>, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, abe@purdue.edu,
	lsof-l@lists.purdue.edu, util-linux@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/10] exposing knfsd opens to userspace
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:17:12 -0400
Message-ID: <db0089a895463b4797d650002fbd4c1f091e1ec6.camel@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1556201060-7947-1-git-send-email-bfields@redhat.com>

On Thu, 2019-04-25 at 10:04 -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> From: "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@redhat.com>
> 
> The following patches expose information about NFSv4 opens held by knfsd
> on behalf of NFSv4 clients.  Those are currently invisible to userspace,
> unlike locks (/proc/locks) and local proccesses' opens (/proc/<pid>/).
> 
> The approach is to add a new directory /proc/fs/nfsd/clients/ with
> subdirectories for each active NFSv4 client.  Each subdirectory has an
> "info" file with some basic information to help identify the client and
> an "opens" directory that lists the opens held by that client.
> 
> I got it working by cobbling together some poorly-understood code I
> found in libfs, rpc_pipefs and elsewhere.  If anyone wants to wade in
> and tell me what I've got wrong, they're more than welcome, but at this
> stage I'm more curious for feedback on the interface.
> 
> I'm also cc'ing people responsible for lsof and util-linux in case they
> have any opinions.
> 
> Currently these pseudofiles look like:
> 
>   # find /proc/fs/nfsd/clients -type f|xargs tail 
>   ==> /proc/fs/nfsd/clients/3741/opens <==
>   5cc0cd36/6debfb50/00000001/00000001	rw	--	fd:10:13649	'open id:\x00\x00\x00&\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0b\xb7\x89%\xfc\xef'
>   5cc0cd36/6debfb50/00000003/00000001	r-	--	fd:10:13650	'open id:\x00\x00\x00&\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0b\xb7\x89%\xfc\xef'
> 
>   ==> /proc/fs/nfsd/clients/3741/info <==
>   clientid: 6debfb505cc0cd36
>   address: 192.168.122.36:0
>   name: Linux NFSv4.2 test2.fieldses.org
>   minor version: 2
> 
> Each line of the "opens" file is tab-delimited and describes one open,
> and the fields are stateid, open access bits, deny bits,
> major:minor:ino, and open owner.
> 
> So, some random questions:
> 
> 	- I just copied the major:minor:ino thing from /proc/locks, I
> 	  suspect we would have picked something different to identify
> 	  inodes if /proc/locks were done now.  (Mount id and inode?
> 	  Something else?)
> 
> 	- The open owner is just an opaque blob of binary data, but
> 	  clients may choose to include some useful asci-encoded
> 	  information, so I'm formatting them as strings with non-ascii
> 	  stuff escaped.  For example, pynfs usually uses the name of
> 	  the test as the open owner.  But as you see above, the ascii
> 	  content of the Linux client's open owners is less useful.
> 	  Also, there's no way I know of to map them back to a file
> 	  description or process or anything else useful on the client,
> 	  so perhaps they're of limited interest.
> 
> 	- I'm not sure about the stateid either.  I did think it might
> 	  be useful just as a unique identifier for each line.
> 	  (Actually for that it'd be enough to take just the third of
> 	  those four numbers making up the stateid--maybe that would be
> 	  better.)
> 
> In the "info" file, the "name" line is the client identifier/client
> owner provided by the client, which (like the stateowner) is just opaque
> binary data, though as you can see here the Linux client is providing a
> readable ascii string.
> 
> There's probably a lot more we could add to that info file eventually.
> 
> Other stuff to add next:
> 
> 	- nfsd/clients/#/kill that you can write to to revoke all a
> 	  client's state if it's wedged somehow.
> 	- lists of locks and delegations; lower priority since most of
> 	  that information is already in /proc/locks.
> 
> --b.
> 
> J. Bruce Fields (10):
>   nfsd: persist nfsd filesystem across mounts
>   nfsd: rename cl_refcount
>   nfsd4: use reference count to free client
>   nfsd: add nfsd/clients directory
>   nfsd: make client/ directory names small ints
>   rpc: replace rpc_filelist by tree_descr
>   nfsd4: add a client info file
>   nfsd4: add file to display list of client's opens
>   nfsd: expose some more information about NFSv4 opens
>   nfsd: add more information to client info file
> 
>  fs/nfsd/netns.h                |   6 +
>  fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c            | 228 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  fs/nfsd/nfsctl.c               | 225 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  fs/nfsd/nfsd.h                 |  11 ++
>  fs/nfsd/state.h                |   9 +-
>  fs/seq_file.c                  |  17 +++
>  include/linux/seq_file.h       |   2 +
>  include/linux/string_helpers.h |   1 +
>  lib/string_helpers.c           |   5 +-
>  net/sunrpc/rpc_pipe.c          |  37 ++----
>  10 files changed, 491 insertions(+), 50 deletions(-)
> 

I went through the patches and the code all looks fine to me. The only
real questions I think are what sort of info we want to present here,
and how we'll deal with changes to the format in the future.

Maybe on that latter point, we can reserve the right to add fields to
this info later, but do our best to never remove existing ones? Then
tools could be written to just ignore the fields that they don't
understand.

Reviewed-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>


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Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-25 14:04 J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 01/10] nfsd: persist nfsd filesystem across mounts J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 02/10] nfsd: rename cl_refcount J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 03/10] nfsd4: use reference count to free client J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 04/10] nfsd: add nfsd/clients directory J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 05/10] nfsd: make client/ directory names small ints J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 06/10] rpc: replace rpc_filelist by tree_descr J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 07/10] nfsd4: add a client info file J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 08/10] nfsd4: add file to display list of client's opens J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 18:04   ` Jeff Layton
2019-04-25 20:14     ` bfields
2019-04-25 21:14       ` Andreas Dilger
2019-04-26  1:18         ` J. Bruce Fields
2019-05-16  0:40           ` J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 09/10] nfsd: expose some more information about NFSv4 opens J. Bruce Fields
2019-05-02 15:28   ` Benjamin Coddington
2019-05-02 15:58     ` Andrew W Elble
2019-05-07  1:02       ` bfields
2019-04-25 14:04 ` [PATCH 10/10] nfsd: add more information to client info file J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-25 17:02 ` [PATCH 00/10] exposing knfsd opens to userspace Jeff Layton
2019-04-25 20:01   ` bfields
2019-04-25 18:17 ` Jeff Layton [this message]
2019-04-25 21:08 ` Andreas Dilger
2019-04-25 23:20   ` NeilBrown
2019-04-26 11:00     ` Andreas Dilger
2019-04-26 12:56       ` bfields
2019-04-26 23:55         ` NeilBrown
2019-04-27 19:00           ` J. Bruce Fields
2019-04-28 22:57             ` NeilBrown
2019-04-27  0:03       ` NeilBrown

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