Why do we have a cache coherency issue with CIFS clients on RHEL 5.8?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • A production application is failing due to not properly picking up changes made on a central Samba file server.
  • Updates made to files within the share are not always seen on all of the clients.
  • Contents of the file reported never change even though they are changing on the server side.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.8
  • kernel versions 2.6.18-164.el5 until kernel-2.6.18-308.el5 are known to be affected

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