Nice, that someone got the same issue :), is there any progress on this (or a different way, to get the timeout for any cursor setted manually, without using mongo directly)?
I have not made any progress on this, so I would advise using the MongoCursor::$timeout work-around documented in the discussion thread.
It is implemented now https://github.com/doctrine/mongodb-odm/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/ODM/MongoDB/Tools/Console/Command/Schema/UpdateCommand.php#L40
Removing the milestone so this doesn't show in in the 1.0 release log. Looks like this was added in 9d8af3c for #496 (BETA8).