[Samba] Folder disappears on rename

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Sun Oct 6 03:23:54 MDT 2013

Hello Jones,

Am 06.10.2013 09:02, schrieb Jones:
> Sometimes this symptom happened in my environment,
> and found this link:
> SMB2 Client Redirector Caches Explained
> http://technet.microsoft.com/zh-tw/library/ff686200(v=ws.10).aspx
> Here is one test case,
> during Windows 7 and Samba are negotiated with >=  protocol SMB 2.0,
> Windows 7 might cache the directory entries,
> i.e. the directory entries are locally satisfied by Windows 7,
> and there are no SMB2 packets across network while refreshing the list thru
> powershell dir command,
> hence Windows 7 with Wireshark captures no packets.
> After following 3 DWORDs are applied to Windows 7 and reboot is required,
> this symptom seems no longer exist in my environment.
> Not sure is this a acceptable change but hope this help.
> FileInfoCacheLifetime = 0
> FileNotFoundCacheLifetime = 0
> DirectoryCacheLifetime = 0

If I add this three values to my registry and reboot, the problem is 
immediately gone. Thanks for that information.

So this is on Windows side and nothing that can be fixed/improved by 
Samba. I'll update my bug report.


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