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From: Jason L Tibbitts III <>
Subject: Regression in 5.1.20: Reading long directory fails
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:08:55 -0500
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A user reported to me that they couldn't see the entirety of their home
directory.  And indeed:

[root@ld00 ~]# ls -l ~dblecher|wc -l
ls: reading directory '/home/dblecher': Input/output error
[root@ld00 ~]# cat /proc/version Linux version 5.1.20-300.fc30.x86_64 ( (gcc version 9.1.1 20190503 (Red Hat 9.1.1-1) (GCC)) #1 SMP Fri Jul 26 15:03:11 UTC 2019

Mount options are: nfs4 rw,relatime,vers=4.2,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,namlen=255,hard,proto=tcp,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=krb5i
The server is running CentOS 7 (kernel 3.10.0-957.12.2.el7.x86_64).

The problem does not appear in 5.1.19 and all 7657 entries in that
directory are returned.

Looking at the 5.1.20 changelog I see a few NFS-related changes but
commit 3536b79ba75ba44b9ac1a9f1634f2e833bbb735c:
  Revert "NFS: readdirplus optimization by cache mechanism" (memleak)
stands out; I'm working on building a kernel with the revert reverted.

Note that this doesn't happen on any directory with lots of files; I've
only managed to see it on this particular user's overly large home
directory.  So I can trivially reproduce it but I don't know how anyone
else could.  I'm happy to collect any debugging data that might be

 - J<

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