Re: [PATCH RFC v3] vfs: make fstatat retry once on ESTALE errorsfrom getattr call

From: Malahal Naineni
Date: Fri Apr 20 2012 - 16:37:41 EST

Steve Dickson [SteveD@xxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> > 2) if we assume that it is fairly representative of one, how can we
> > achieve retrying indefinitely with NFS, or at least some large finite
> > amount?
> The amount of looping would be peer speculation. If the problem can
> not be handled by one simple retry I would say we simply pass the
> error up to the app... Its an application issue...

As someone said, ESTALE is an incorrect errno for a path based call.
How about turning ESTALE into ENOENT after a retry or few retries?

Regards, Malahal.

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