cifs client timeouts and hard/soft mounts

Jeff Layton jlayton at
Mon Dec 6 10:42:55 MST 2010

On Mon, 06 Dec 2010 11:01:12 -0600
"Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at> wrote:

> Question (for which I do not have an answer):  How much work do you want to
> do to make their intentionally broken model work?

Very by the sword, die by the sword :)

I'm not opposed to trying to work around this sort of brokenness, but
not at the expense of more conventional configurations.

If the proxy keeps responding to echoes regardless of what happens on
the server side of its connection then that sounds really broken to me.
Does it do nothing to detect whether the server is still around? I don't
see a way for us to detect such a broken device if not.

Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

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