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Re: [PATCH v2] nbd/server: Suppress Broken pipe errors on abrupt disconn

From: Richard W.M. Jones
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] nbd/server: Suppress Broken pipe errors on abrupt disconnection
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:32:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 06:21:58PM +0300, Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy wrote:
> 14.09.2021 17:52, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On the
> >server side when the server receives NBD_CMD_DISC it must complete any
> >in-flight requests, but there's no requirement for the server to
> >commit anything to disk.  IOW you can still lose data even though you
> >took the time to disconnect.
> >
> >So I don't think there's any reason for libnbd to always gracefully
> Hmm. Me go to NBD spec :)
> I think, there is a reason:
> "The client and the server MUST NOT initiate any form of disconnect other 
> than in one of the above circumstances."
> And the only possibility for client to initiate a hard disconnect listed 
> above is "if it detects a violation by the other party of a mandatory 
> condition within this document".
> So at least, nbdsh violates NBD protocol. May be spec should be updated to 
> satisfy your needs.

I would say the spec is at best contradictory, but if you read other
parts of the spec, then it's pretty clear that we're allowed to drop
the connection whenever we like.  This section says as much:


  There are two methods of terminating the transmission phase:
  "The client or the server drops the TCP session (in which case it
  SHOULD shut down the TLS session first). This is referred to as
  'initiating a hard disconnect'."

Anyway we're dropping the TCP connection because sometimes we are just
interrogating an NBD server eg to find out what it supports, and doing
a graceful shutdown is a waste of time and internet.

> >shut down (especially in this case where there are no in-flight
> >requests), and anyway it would break ABI to make that change and slow
> >down the client in cases when there's nothing to clean up.
> Which ABI will it break?

Our contract with callers using nbd_close(3), if nbd_shutdown(3) is
not called beforehand.
https://libguestfs.org/nbd_create.3.html (really nbd_close ...)


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