Is it possible to make CIFS timeout configurable ?

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  • Is it possible to customize the cifs timeout value ?
  • Is it possible to make cifs timeout configurable like in case of nfs ?
  • /sys/module/cifs/parameters/echo_retries is missing in newer RHEL 6 kernels, what is the alternate option to change CIFS timeout value ?
  • Upstream has CIFS echo_interval mount option, is this in RHEL?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CIFS client
  • SMB server (Windows file sharing, Samba server, etc)

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