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Errors writing Large files to CIFS shares
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Neil Sikka
2013-11-05 18:23:41 UTC
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Hello. I am running Debian 7.2, and I get errors writing "large"
(32.5KB) files to shares mounted via CIFS. Writing "small" files to
the remote share works. I am not sure if its relevant, but this share
is mounted over a slow pptp connection. Here are some of the details
of what I am running:

3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The Kernel log contains the following data:

[ 2243.047442] CIFS VFS: Server <IP_REMOVED> has not responded in 300
seconds. Reconnecting...
[ 2263.693713] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2263.693721] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server
[ 2279.434990] INFO: task cp:4807 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 2279.434996] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs"
disables this message.
[ 2279.435000] cp D ffff88023fc93780 0 4807 4412 0x00000000
[ 2279.435009] ffff8802336281c0 0000000000000086 ffff8802239067f0
ffff8802333a5650
[ 2279.435017] 0000000000013780 ffff880235ba7fd8 ffff880235ba7fd8
ffff8802336281c0
[ 2279.435025] ffffffff810135d2 ffffffff81066245 ffff880233348d70
ffff88023fc93fd0
[ 2279.435033] Call Trace:
[ 2279.435045] [<ffffffff810135d2>] ? read_tsc+0x5/0x14
[ 2279.435052] [<ffffffff81066245>] ? timekeeping_get_ns+0xd/0x2a
[ 2279.435060] [<ffffffff810b4afb>] ? lock_page+0x20/0x20
[ 2279.435067] [<ffffffff8134e141>] ? io_schedule+0x59/0x71
[ 2279.435073] [<ffffffff810b4b01>] ? sleep_on_page+0x6/0xa
[ 2279.435078] [<ffffffff8134e584>] ? __wait_on_bit+0x3e/0x71
[ 2279.435085] [<ffffffff810b4c3d>] ? wait_on_page_bit+0x6e/0x73
[ 2279.435093] [<ffffffff8105fcad>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x2a/0x2a
[ 2279.435100] [<ffffffff810b4d15>] ? filemap_fdatawait_range+0x74/0x139
[ 2279.435108] [<ffffffff810b64c9>] ? filemap_write_and_wait+0x24/0x30
[ 2279.435124] [<ffffffffa063d3ce>] ? cifs_flush+0x20/0x50 [cifs]
[ 2279.435132] [<ffffffff810f922d>] ? filp_close+0x3b/0x6a
[ 2279.435137] [<ffffffff810f92ea>] ? sys_close+0x8e/0xcb
[ 2279.435143] [<ffffffff81354212>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 2294.192963] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2294.192971] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server

I mounted the CIFS share using the following command:
mount -t cifs //<IP_REMOVED>/share /mnt/net2/ -o username=<USERNAME_REMOVED>

I see many other people had this problem in the past (almost 4 years
ago). A similar description can be found here:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522867

That bug was marked as WONTFIX

Was there ever a workaround or resolution for this bug? I am obviously
not running software from 2009 (like in that bugzilla post), so I
would have thought this would have been resolved. Could this bug be a
regression?

Thanks.
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Twitter: @neilsikka
Jeff Layton
2013-11-05 19:25:33 UTC
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On Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:23:41 -0800
Post by Neil Sikka
Hello. I am running Debian 7.2, and I get errors writing "large"
(32.5KB) files to shares mounted via CIFS. Writing "small" files to
the remote share works. I am not sure if its relevant, but this share
is mounted over a slow pptp connection. Here are some of the details
3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
3.2 is ancient history now ;)
Post by Neil Sikka
[ 2243.047442] CIFS VFS: Server <IP_REMOVED> has not responded in 300
seconds. Reconnecting...
[ 2263.693713] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2263.693721] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server
Looks like you're losing connectivity to the server. I'd have a hard
look at your network connectivity. Maybe sniff traffic and see if you
can figure out what's happening on the wire.
Post by Neil Sikka
[ 2279.434990] INFO: task cp:4807 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 2279.434996] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs"
disables this message.
[ 2279.435000] cp D ffff88023fc93780 0 4807 4412 0x00000000
[ 2279.435009] ffff8802336281c0 0000000000000086 ffff8802239067f0
ffff8802333a5650
[ 2279.435017] 0000000000013780 ffff880235ba7fd8 ffff880235ba7fd8
ffff8802336281c0
[ 2279.435025] ffffffff810135d2 ffffffff81066245 ffff880233348d70
ffff88023fc93fd0
[ 2279.435045] [<ffffffff810135d2>] ? read_tsc+0x5/0x14
[ 2279.435052] [<ffffffff81066245>] ? timekeeping_get_ns+0xd/0x2a
[ 2279.435060] [<ffffffff810b4afb>] ? lock_page+0x20/0x20
[ 2279.435067] [<ffffffff8134e141>] ? io_schedule+0x59/0x71
[ 2279.435073] [<ffffffff810b4b01>] ? sleep_on_page+0x6/0xa
[ 2279.435078] [<ffffffff8134e584>] ? __wait_on_bit+0x3e/0x71
[ 2279.435085] [<ffffffff810b4c3d>] ? wait_on_page_bit+0x6e/0x73
[ 2279.435093] [<ffffffff8105fcad>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x2a/0x2a
[ 2279.435100] [<ffffffff810b4d15>] ? filemap_fdatawait_range+0x74/0x139
[ 2279.435108] [<ffffffff810b64c9>] ? filemap_write_and_wait+0x24/0x30
[ 2279.435124] [<ffffffffa063d3ce>] ? cifs_flush+0x20/0x50 [cifs]
[ 2279.435132] [<ffffffff810f922d>] ? filp_close+0x3b/0x6a
[ 2279.435137] [<ffffffff810f92ea>] ? sys_close+0x8e/0xcb
[ 2279.435143] [<ffffffff81354212>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 2294.192963] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2294.192971] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server
mount -t cifs //<IP_REMOVED>/share /mnt/net2/ -o username=<USERNAME_REMOVED>
I see many other people had this problem in the past (almost 4 years
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522867
That bug was marked as WONTFIX
Was there ever a workaround or resolution for this bug? I am obviously
not running software from 2009 (like in that bugzilla post), so I
would have thought this would have been resolved. Could this bug be a
regression?
Thanks.
--
Jeff Layton <jlayton-vpEMnDpepFuMZCB2o+***@public.gmane.org>
Neil Sikka
2013-11-06 04:34:52 UTC
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Here are the ping statistics where I starting pinging before I started
a "cp" of a 32KB file and ending after VFS hung in the copy process:
170 packets transmitted, 170 received, 0% packet loss, time 169241ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 120.447/158.142/397.196/36.544 ms

The network connection seems fine--there were no dropped packets.

Although 3.2 is old, it is still more recent than the link i shared
where they first reported this bug. I would have thought they would
have fixed this bug or something. Does anyone on this list know the
what happened to the bug reported
here (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522867)?
Post by Jeff Layton
On Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:23:41 -0800
Post by Neil Sikka
Hello. I am running Debian 7.2, and I get errors writing "large"
(32.5KB) files to shares mounted via CIFS. Writing "small" files to
the remote share works. I am not sure if its relevant, but this share
is mounted over a slow pptp connection. Here are some of the details
3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux
3.2 is ancient history now ;)
Post by Neil Sikka
[ 2243.047442] CIFS VFS: Server <IP_REMOVED> has not responded in 300
seconds. Reconnecting...
[ 2263.693713] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2263.693721] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server
Looks like you're losing connectivity to the server. I'd have a hard
look at your network connectivity. Maybe sniff traffic and see if you
can figure out what's happening on the wire.
Post by Neil Sikka
[ 2279.434990] INFO: task cp:4807 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
[ 2279.434996] "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs"
disables this message.
[ 2279.435000] cp D ffff88023fc93780 0 4807 4412 0x00000000
[ 2279.435009] ffff8802336281c0 0000000000000086 ffff8802239067f0
ffff8802333a5650
[ 2279.435017] 0000000000013780 ffff880235ba7fd8 ffff880235ba7fd8
ffff8802336281c0
[ 2279.435025] ffffffff810135d2 ffffffff81066245 ffff880233348d70
ffff88023fc93fd0
[ 2279.435045] [<ffffffff810135d2>] ? read_tsc+0x5/0x14
[ 2279.435052] [<ffffffff81066245>] ? timekeeping_get_ns+0xd/0x2a
[ 2279.435060] [<ffffffff810b4afb>] ? lock_page+0x20/0x20
[ 2279.435067] [<ffffffff8134e141>] ? io_schedule+0x59/0x71
[ 2279.435073] [<ffffffff810b4b01>] ? sleep_on_page+0x6/0xa
[ 2279.435078] [<ffffffff8134e584>] ? __wait_on_bit+0x3e/0x71
[ 2279.435085] [<ffffffff810b4c3d>] ? wait_on_page_bit+0x6e/0x73
[ 2279.435093] [<ffffffff8105fcad>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x2a/0x2a
[ 2279.435100] [<ffffffff810b4d15>] ? filemap_fdatawait_range+0x74/0x139
[ 2279.435108] [<ffffffff810b64c9>] ? filemap_write_and_wait+0x24/0x30
[ 2279.435124] [<ffffffffa063d3ce>] ? cifs_flush+0x20/0x50 [cifs]
[ 2279.435132] [<ffffffff810f922d>] ? filp_close+0x3b/0x6a
[ 2279.435137] [<ffffffff810f92ea>] ? sys_close+0x8e/0xcb
[ 2279.435143] [<ffffffff81354212>] ? system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b
[ 2294.192963] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2294.192971] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server
mount -t cifs //<IP_REMOVED>/share /mnt/net2/ -o username=<USERNAME_REMOVED>
I see many other people had this problem in the past (almost 4 years
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522867
That bug was marked as WONTFIX
Was there ever a workaround or resolution for this bug? I am obviously
not running software from 2009 (like in that bugzilla post), so I
would have thought this would have been resolved. Could this bug be a
regression?
Thanks.
--
--
My Blog: http://www.neilscomputerblog.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @neilsikka
Jeff Layton
2013-11-06 11:31:54 UTC
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On Tue, 5 Nov 2013 20:34:52 -0800
Post by Neil Sikka
Here are the ping statistics where I starting pinging before I started
170 packets transmitted, 170 received, 0% packet loss, time 169241ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 120.447/158.142/397.196/36.544 ms
The network connection seems fine--there were no dropped packets.
Although 3.2 is old, it is still more recent than the link i shared
where they first reported this bug. I would have thought they would
have fixed this bug or something. Does anyone on this list know the
what happened to the bug reported
here (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522867)?
The bug got autoclosed because no one bothered to keep it going (see
comment #5 in that bug).

comment #4 in that bug strongly suggests that the problem was with the
lower-level networking and not really with cifs, per-se. Your problem
may or may not be different. You'll have to do some investigation to be
sure.

cifs.ko's usage of the networking layer is very userland-like. It
really doesn't do much special there. You have these lines in the log
you posted:

[ 2294.192963] CIFS VFS: sends on sock ffff88020e477d40 stuck for 15 seconds
[ 2294.192971] CIFS VFS: Error -11 sending data on socket to server

Basically that means that kernel_sendmsg is continually returning
-EAGAIN. That likely means that the socket send buffer is full,
typically because the server can't be reached or isn't ACK'ing TCP
packets.

If pinging works ok, then your problem may be at the TCP layer.
Possibly a problem related to bufferbloat given that you are running
this over a long-haul link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufferbloat

...but it could be something else entirely.
--
Jeff Layton <jlayton-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+***@public.gmane.org>
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