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    nfscl: Add support for a NFSv4 AppendWrite RPC · 5218d82c
    Rick Macklem authored
    For IO_APPEND VOP_WRITE()s, the code first does a
    Getattr RPC to acquire the file's size, before it
    can do the Write RPC.
    Although NFS does not have an append write operation,
    an NFSv4 compound can use a Verify operation to check
    that the client's notion of the file's size is
    correct, followed by the Write operation.
    This patch modifies the NFSv4 client to use an Appendwrite
    RPC, which does a Verify to check the file's size before
    doing the Write.  This avoids the need for a Getattr RPC
    to preceed this RPC and reduces the RPC count by half for
    IO_APPEND writes, so long as the client knows the file's
    The nfsd structure was moved from the stack to be malloc()'d,
    since the kernel stack limit was being exceeded.
    While here, fix the types of a few variables, although
    there should not be any semantics change caused by these
    type changes.