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From: Max Kellermann <>
To: David Howells <>
Cc: Max Kellermann <>,,,
Subject: Re: fscache corruption in Linux 5.17?
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 20:01:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 2022/04/19 18:42, David Howells <> wrote:
> Could the file have been modified by a third party?

According to our support tickets, the customers used WordPress's
built-in updater, which resulted in corrupt PHP sources.

We have configured stickiness in the load balancer; HTTP requests to
one website always go through the same web server.  Which implies that
the same web server that saw the corrupt files was the very same one
that wrote the new file contents.  This part surprises me, because
writing a page to the NFS server should update (or flush/invalidate)
the old cache page.  It would be easy for a *different* NFS client to
miss out on updated file contents, but this is not what happened.

On 2022/04/19 18:47, David Howells <> wrote:
> Do the NFS servers change the files that are being served - or is it
> just WordPress pushing the changes to the NFS servers for the web
> servers to then export?

I'm not sure if I understand this question correctly.  The NFS server
(a NetApp, btw.) sees the new file contents correctly; all other web
servers also see non-corrupt new files.  Only the one web server which
performed the update saw broken files.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-19 18:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-12 15:10 fscache corruption in Linux 5.17? Max Kellermann
2022-04-16 11:38 ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2022-04-16 19:55   ` Max Kellermann
2022-04-19 13:02 ` David Howells
2022-04-19 14:18   ` Max Kellermann
2022-04-19 15:23     ` [Linux-cachefs] " David Wysochanski
2022-04-19 16:17   ` David Howells
2022-04-19 16:41     ` Max Kellermann
2022-04-19 16:47     ` David Howells
2022-04-19 15:56 ` David Howells
2022-04-19 16:06   ` Max Kellermann
2022-04-19 16:42   ` David Howells
2022-04-19 18:01     ` Max Kellermann [this message]
2022-04-19 21:27     ` Max Kellermann
2022-04-20 13:55     ` David Howells
2022-05-04  8:38       ` Max Kellermann
2022-05-31  8:35       ` David Howells
2022-05-31  8:41         ` Max Kellermann
2022-05-31  9:13         ` David Howells
2022-06-20  7:11           ` Thorsten Leemhuis

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