"text file busy" on cifs-mounted dir *doesn't* cause rsync error!

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Thu Oct 19 03:35:11 GMT 2006

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 03:28:56PM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
>> bash$ rsync /tmp/other.txt file.doc
>> bash$ echo $?
>> 0
> Re-run the same command under strace:
>   strace rsync -av /tmp/other.txt file.doc
Too late - I bet you to it :-) I just replied to the rsync and Samba
list that it appears to be a bug with Samba

I have duplicated it with smbclient as well as mount.cifs: looks like
the rename operation isn't atomic, and there's some error conditions
being missed.

I got Ethereal up and can see Windows returning all sorts of errors
about files being locked/etc - Samba just ignores them

Followups on the samba-technical list :-)


Jason Haar
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