I have a few CIFS mounts on my system during the day that periodically time out and appear to be disconnected. I cannot unmount them, as umount -t cifs -a just locks up (however a reboot will take care of it).
CIFS VFS: Server fakename has not responded in 120 seconds. Reconnecting...
This wasn't a problem until recently (last month or two). I mount these manually by calling entries in fstab. When mounted the shares work as they should, however the disconnect is becoming a headache for applications that depend on the mount points.
Some system specs:
Linux fakehost 3.7.1-3-ck #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 20 17:59:35 EST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
The servers of the mounted shares are Windows Server 2008, XP, and Windows 7 boxes (problem appears to not discriminate).
Any help is greatly appreciated,
I should point out the force option appears to work- however this doesn't address the time out problem.
Last edited by jskier (2012-12-27 21:49:55)
It appears this usually happens after inactivity for most servers but it cannot successfully reconnect when it retries (cifs-utils bug?). Other servers disconnect right after mounting- not sure why.
I mount some cifs shares (on XP and 2k3 mostly, occasionally 2k8) from 'noauto' fstab entries. In most cases I don't keep them mounted for more than a few hours. The only issues I've had is when I forget to unmount them before shutting down.
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
At home it's not a problem for the 3 mounts I have, but that is to a Samba server. Guessing it's something to do with Windows, if I keep files open the time outs don't happen.