nfsd41: Documentation/filesystems/nfs41-server.txt
Benny Halevy [Fri, 3 Apr 2009 05:29:20 +0000 (08:29 +0300)]
Initial nfs41 server write up describing the status of the linux
server implementation.

[nfsd41: document unenforced nfs41 compound ordering rules.]
[get rid of CONFIG_NFSD_V4_1]
Signed-off-by: Benny Halevy <bhalevy@panasas.com>
Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu>

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+NFSv4.1 Server Implementation
+
+Server support for minorversion 1 can be controlled using the
+/proc/fs/nfsd/versions control file.  The string output returned
+by reading this file will contain either "+4.1" or "-4.1"
+correspondingly.
+
+Currently, server support for minorversion 1 is disabled by default.
+It can be enabled at run time by writing the string "+4.1" to
+the /proc/fs/nfsd/versions control file.  Note that to write this
+control file, the nfsd service must be taken down.  Use your user-mode
+nfs-utils to set this up; see rpc.nfsd(8)
+
+The NFSv4 minorversion 1 (NFSv4.1) implementation in nfsd is based
+on the latest NFSv4.1 Internet Draft:
+http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-nfsv4-minorversion1-29
+
+From the many new features in NFSv4.1 the current implementation
+focuses on the mandatory-to-implement NFSv4.1 Sessions, providing
+"exactly once" semantics and better control and throttling of the
+resources allocated for each client.
+
+Other NFSv4.1 features, Parallel NFS operations in particular,
+are still under development out of tree.
+See http://wiki.linux-nfs.org/wiki/index.php/PNFS_prototype_design
+for more information.
+
+The table below, taken from the NFSv4.1 document, lists
+the operations that are mandatory to implement (REQ), optional
+(OPT), and NFSv4.0 operations that are required not to implement (MNI)
+in minor version 1.  The first column indicates the operations that
+are not supported yet by the linux server implementation.
+
+The OPTIONAL features identified and their abbreviations are as follows:
+       pNFS    Parallel NFS
+       FDELG   File Delegations
+       DDELG   Directory Delegations
+
+The following abbreviations indicate the linux server implementation status.
+       I       Implemented NFSv4.1 operations.
+       NS      Not Supported.
+       NS*     unimplemented optional feature.
+       P       pNFS features implemented out of tree.
+       PNS     pNFS features that are not supported yet (out of tree).
+
+Operations
+
+   +----------------------+------------+--------------+----------------+
+   | Operation            | REQ, REC,  | Feature      | Definition     |
+   |                      | OPT, or    | (REQ, REC,   |                |
+   |                      | MNI        | or OPT)      |                |
+   +----------------------+------------+--------------+----------------+
+   | ACCESS               | REQ        |              | Section 18.1   |
+NS | BACKCHANNEL_CTL      | REQ        |              | Section 18.33  |
+NS | BIND_CONN_TO_SESSION | REQ        |              | Section 18.34  |
+   | CLOSE                | REQ        |              | Section 18.2   |
+   | COMMIT               | REQ        |              | Section 18.3   |
+   | CREATE               | REQ        |              | Section 18.4   |
+I  | CREATE_SESSION       | REQ        |              | Section 18.36  |
+NS*| DELEGPURGE           | OPT        | FDELG (REQ)  | Section 18.5   |
+   | DELEGRETURN          | OPT        | FDELG,       | Section 18.6   |
+   |                      |            | DDELG, pNFS  |                |
+   |                      |            | (REQ)        |                |
+NS | DESTROY_CLIENTID     | REQ        |              | Section 18.50  |
+I  | DESTROY_SESSION      | REQ        |              | Section 18.37  |
+I  | EXCHANGE_ID          | REQ        |              | Section 18.35  |
+NS | FREE_STATEID         | REQ        |              | Section 18.38  |
+   | GETATTR              | REQ        |              | Section 18.7   |
+P  | GETDEVICEINFO        | OPT        | pNFS (REQ)   | Section 18.40  |
+P  | GETDEVICELIST        | OPT        | pNFS (OPT)   | Section 18.41  |
+   | GETFH                | REQ        |              | Section 18.8   |
+NS*| GET_DIR_DELEGATION   | OPT        | DDELG (REQ)  | Section 18.39  |
+P  | LAYOUTCOMMIT         | OPT        | pNFS (REQ)   | Section 18.42  |
+P  | LAYOUTGET            | OPT        | pNFS (REQ)   | Section 18.43  |
+P  | LAYOUTRETURN         | OPT        | pNFS (REQ)   | Section 18.44  |
+   | LINK                 | OPT        |              | Section 18.9   |
+   | LOCK                 | REQ        |              | Section 18.10  |
+   | LOCKT                | REQ        |              | Section 18.11  |
+   | LOCKU                | REQ        |              | Section 18.12  |
+   | LOOKUP               | REQ        |              | Section 18.13  |
+   | LOOKUPP              | REQ        |              | Section 18.14  |
+   | NVERIFY              | REQ        |              | Section 18.15  |
+   | OPEN                 | REQ        |              | Section 18.16  |
+NS*| OPENATTR             | OPT        |              | Section 18.17  |
+   | OPEN_CONFIRM         | MNI        |              | N/A            |
+   | OPEN_DOWNGRADE       | REQ        |              | Section 18.18  |
+   | PUTFH                | REQ        |              | Section 18.19  |
+   | PUTPUBFH             | REQ        |              | Section 18.20  |
+   | PUTROOTFH            | REQ        |              | Section 18.21  |
+   | READ                 | REQ        |              | Section 18.22  |
+   | READDIR              | REQ        |              | Section 18.23  |
+   | READLINK             | OPT        |              | Section 18.24  |
+NS | RECLAIM_COMPLETE     | REQ        |              | Section 18.51  |
+   | RELEASE_LOCKOWNER    | MNI        |              | N/A            |
+   | REMOVE               | REQ        |              | Section 18.25  |
+   | RENAME               | REQ        |              | Section 18.26  |
+   | RENEW                | MNI        |              | N/A            |
+   | RESTOREFH            | REQ        |              | Section 18.27  |
+   | SAVEFH               | REQ        |              | Section 18.28  |
+   | SECINFO              | REQ        |              | Section 18.29  |
+NS | SECINFO_NO_NAME      | REC        | pNFS files   | Section 18.45, |
+   |                      |            | layout (REQ) | Section 13.12  |
+I  | SEQUENCE             | REQ        |              | Section 18.46  |
+   | SETATTR              | REQ        |              | Section 18.30  |
+   | SETCLIENTID          | MNI        |              | N/A            |
+   | SETCLIENTID_CONFIRM  | MNI        |              | N/A            |
+NS | SET_SSV              | REQ        |              | Section 18.47  |
+NS | TEST_STATEID         | REQ        |              | Section 18.48  |
+   | VERIFY               | REQ        |              | Section 18.31  |
+NS*| WANT_DELEGATION      | OPT        | FDELG (OPT)  | Section 18.49  |
+   | WRITE                | REQ        |              | Section 18.32  |
+
+Callback Operations
+
+   +-------------------------+-----------+-------------+---------------+
+   | Operation               | REQ, REC, | Feature     | Definition    |
+   |                         | OPT, or   | (REQ, REC,  |               |
+   |                         | MNI       | or OPT)     |               |
+   +-------------------------+-----------+-------------+---------------+
+   | CB_GETATTR              | OPT       | FDELG (REQ) | Section 20.1  |
+P  | CB_LAYOUTRECALL         | OPT       | pNFS (REQ)  | Section 20.3  |
+NS*| CB_NOTIFY               | OPT       | DDELG (REQ) | Section 20.4  |
+P  | CB_NOTIFY_DEVICEID      | OPT       | pNFS (OPT)  | Section 20.12 |
+NS*| CB_NOTIFY_LOCK          | OPT       |             | Section 20.11 |
+NS*| CB_PUSH_DELEG           | OPT       | FDELG (OPT) | Section 20.5  |
+   | CB_RECALL               | OPT       | FDELG,      | Section 20.2  |
+   |                         |           | DDELG, pNFS |               |
+   |                         |           | (REQ)       |               |
+NS*| CB_RECALL_ANY           | OPT       | FDELG,      | Section 20.6  |
+   |                         |           | DDELG, pNFS |               |
+   |                         |           | (REQ)       |               |
+NS | CB_RECALL_SLOT          | REQ       |             | Section 20.8  |
+NS*| CB_RECALLABLE_OBJ_AVAIL | OPT       | DDELG, pNFS | Section 20.7  |
+   |                         |           | (REQ)       |               |
+I  | CB_SEQUENCE             | OPT       | FDELG,      | Section 20.9  |
+   |                         |           | DDELG, pNFS |               |
+   |                         |           | (REQ)       |               |
+NS*| CB_WANTS_CANCELLED      | OPT       | FDELG,      | Section 20.10 |
+   |                         |           | DDELG, pNFS |               |
+   |                         |           | (REQ)       |               |
+   +-------------------------+-----------+-------------+---------------+
+
+Implementation notes:
+
+EXCHANGE_ID:
+* only SP4_NONE state protection supported
+* implementation ids are ignored
+
+CREATE_SESSION:
+* backchannel attributes are ignored
+* backchannel security parameters are ignored
+
+SEQUENCE:
+* no support for dynamic slot table renegotiation (optional)
+
+nfsv4.1 COMPOUND rules:
+The following cases aren't supported yet:
+* Enforcing of NFS4ERR_NOT_ONLY_OP for: BIND_CONN_TO_SESSION, CREATE_SESSION,
+  DESTROY_CLIENTID, DESTROY_SESSION, EXCHANGE_ID.
+* DESTROY_SESSION MUST be the final operation in the COMPOUND request.
+