Re: [PATCH] new timeout behavior for RPC requests on TCP sockets

From: Trond Myklebust (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 11:49:30 EST

>>>>> " " == Richard B Johnson <> writes:

> If the application "chooses to drop the request", the kernel is
> not required to fix that application. The RPC cannot retransmit
> if it has been shut-down or disconnected, which is about the
> only way the application could "choose to drop the request". So
> something doesn't smell right here.

An NFS server is perfectly free to drop an RPC request if it doesn't
have the necessary free resources to service it (i.e. if it is out of
memory). If the client doesn't time out + retry, you lose data. Not a
good idea...

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