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Re: CIFS VFS: server not responding during shutdown

Matteo Riva wrote:
> When I do a shutdown while I have windows shares (manually) mounted, I
> get a timeout before the shutdown completes.  The message I get on the
> console screen is:
> 	CIFS VFS: server not responding
> 	CIFS VFS: No response from cmd 50 mid 15
> the shutdown process hangs for half a minute or so before completing.
> The windows host machine is responding: I can unmount shares manually
> with no problems, but if I leave them mounted I get this timeout.
> Also, I can't find mention of this under /var/log (I had to write it
> down from the console screen).
> What can cause this behavior?

Do you have network-manager installed? If you have it could cause the
problem. Init script for shutting down network-manager has higher
priority than umountnfs.sh script that unmounts network filesystems like
nfs/cifs. Solution is to not use network-manager (tested) or modify
network-manager script to require umount network filesystems before it
shuts down (not tested)

Best regards

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