[cifs-protocol] [Pfif] [REG: 110120160951867] Requesting clarification of CIFS client timeout behavior

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Dec 3 16:40:06 MST 2010

On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 06:22:01PM -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:
> Treating different calls differently for timeouts sounds like the road
> to special-case madness. It seems to me that the best behavior would be
> to have the client wait for a reply indefinitely if the server is
> responding to periodic echoes. If that's unacceptable then perhaps a
> tunable timeout that defaults to something very long (10 minutes or so).

+1 from me. "hard" mounts shouldn't drop connections whilst the
server is responding to SMBecho requests.


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