poma pomidorabelisima at
Tue Nov 25 14:26:53 UTC 2014

On 25.11.2014 14:29, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 02:12:08PM +0100, Paul Bolle wrote:
>> On Tue, 2014-11-25 at 13:40 +0100, poma wrote:
>>> On 25.11.2014 11:14, Ian Chapman wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Is anyone successfully running NFS over RDMA on Fedora 20+?
>>>> I've edited /etc/sysconfig/nfs and set the the following config paramter.
>>>> RDMA_PORT=20049
>>>> Upon restarting the nfs server I get the following:
>>>> modprobe: FATAL: Module svcrdma not found
>>>> /usr/libexec/nfs-utils/scripts/nfs-server.postconfig: line 12: echo: 
>>>> write error: Protocol not supported
>>>> So it looks like the kernel module svcrdma is missing and the last 
>>>> kernel to have it was 3.11.10-301.fc20. The postconfig script belongs to 
>>>> nfs-utils.
>>>> Is svcrdma intentionally not built in the current kernels or has it been 
>>>> replaced by something else?
>>> [snip unedited copy from someone's terminal]
>> 0) In mainline kernel v3.15 the config option SUNRPC_XPRT_RDMA was split
>> commit 2e8c12e1b765 ("xprtrdma: add separate Kconfig options for
>> NFSoRDMA client and server support").
>> 1) Fedora 20 first shipped v3.15 in last July (kernel-3.15.3-200.fc20).
>> Looking at the git history of the Fedora kernel package I found commit
>> commit fd469c7db4e6 ("Linux v3.15.2"). It dropped
>> CONFIG_SUNRPC_XPRT_RDMA=m from the config files (as it was useless). It
>> set CONFIG_SUNRPC_XPRT_RDMA_CLIENT to 'm' but did not set
>> CONFIG_SUNRPC_XPRT_RDMA_SERVER. The commit offers no explanation of this
>> choice. Perhaps it was discusses somewhere else.
>> 2) A similar commit for Rawhide was 700baa35a69e ("Linux
>> v3.14-12042-g69cd9eba3886"), but it doesn't comment on this choice
>> either.
>> 3) Perhaps Justin or Josh, authors of those commits, might recall why
> At the time, server support for NFSoRDMA wasn't in the greatest shape
> and we disabled it at the request of the NFS developers.  I believe this
> also matches what wound up in RHEL7.
> The NFS developers haven't asked us to turn it back on, so it has stayed
> off since.
> josh

Chuck, what is the current recommendation for 'CONFIG_SUNRPC_XPRT_RDMA_SERVER'?


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