nfsd: Add missing gen_confirm in nfsd4_setclientid()

This change “nfsd: Add missing gen_confirm in nfsd4_setclientid()” in Linux kernel is authored by Kinglong Mee <kinglongmee [at]> on Mon Jul 13 17:29:41 2015 +0800.

nfsd: Add missing gen_confirm in nfsd4_setclientid()

Commit 294ac32e99 "nfsd: protect clid and verifier generation with
client_lock" moved gen_confirm() to gen_clid().

After that commit, setclientid will return a bad reply with all-zero
verifier after copy_clid().

Signed-off-by: Kinglong Mee <>
Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <>

This Linux change may have been applied to various maintained Linux releases and you can find Linux releases including commit 41eb167.

There are 5 lines of Linux source code added/deleted in this change. Code changes to Linux kernel are as follows.

 fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c b/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c
index cd8c331..14c49e5 100644
--- a/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c
+++ b/fs/nfsd/nfs4state.c
@@ -3049,10 +3049,11 @@ static bool nfsd4_request_too_big(struct svc_rqst *rqstp,
 	unconf = find_unconfirmed_client_by_name(&clname, nn);
 	if (unconf)
-	if (conf && same_verf(&conf->cl_verifier, &clverifier))
+	if (conf && same_verf(&conf->cl_verifier, &clverifier)) {
 		/* case 1: probable callback update */
 		copy_clid(new, conf);
-	else /* case 4 (new client) or cases 2, 3 (client reboot): */
+		gen_confirm(new, nn);
+	} else /* case 4 (new client) or cases 2, 3 (client reboot): */
 		gen_clid(new, nn);
 	new->cl_minorversion = 0;
 	gen_callback(new, setclid, rqstp);

The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 41eb167 (patch).

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