"mount.cifs" a Non-Responsive Server Takes Too Long to Fail (Doc ID 825633.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2010

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 4.0 and later   [Release: RHEL4 and later ]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
Linux Itanium
Linux Kernel - Version: 4.0

Symptoms

You are trying to mount a CIFS share from a non-responsive server and it takes more than 6 minutes to fail.
In such a case, the automounter or a script employing mount.cifs hangs also that long.

Changes

The remote windows providing a share crashed or doesn't exist.

Cause

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