Re: [PATCH] 2.4.19-rc1 Fix NFS attribute caching bug

From: Phil Oester (
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 18:20:35 EST

Thank you!!!

Ever since moving to 2.4.19-pre9 we've noticed an incredible jump in GETATTR calls on our NFS server. Will look forward to this making it into 2.4.19 release.


On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 09:15:54PM +0200, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> Fixes an obvious bug in __nfs_refresh_inode(): after updating the
> attribute cache, if we discover that the data cache is invalid don't
> call nfs_zap_caches() as that will also reinvalidate the attribute
> cache.
> This bug plays havoc with the new lookup/revalidation code in 2.4.19
> since it forces a lot of unnecessary extra GETATTR RPC calls.
> Cheers,
> Trond
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