RHEL SMB client sends requests "SMB Read Request" which exceed the maximum limit of 60K

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  • Microsoft support pointed out this incorrect behaviour of the Linux CIFS client:

    • The SMB client (Linux) sends "SMB Read Request" which exceeds the maximum limit the File Server can accept of 60K:
    • 14253 -- SMB 129 Read AndX Request, FID: 0x8043, 81920 bytes at offset 7315456
    • No data transferred:
    • 14259 -- SMB 129 Read AndX Response, FID: 0x8043, 0 bytes
  • RHEL CIFS client does reads larger than 60k to Windows servers with CAP_LARGE_READX


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (CIFS client)
  • Windows (Samba server) supporting CAP_LARGE_READX
    (Registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\disablelargeread)

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