2nd post.locking problem, is it fixed?inCVS?
mnehemiah at urschel.com
Tue Jun 26 13:39:39 GMT 2001
thanks for the info. I did download current cvs yesterday, and experienced
similar problems. I also just subscribed to samba-tech. wasn't sure where
to post. I'd be happy to help troubleshoot as much as possible. I really
would like to keep up to date on this, as I really would like to use samba
for our network. We have offices in 13 countries in Europe, and I am
considering linux, samba for all of them as well if we can get it to work
for us. seems like remote administration would be great, compared to Active
dir,or netware, etc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerald Carter [mailto:gcarter at valinux.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:32 AM
> To: Nehemiah, Mark
> Cc: 'samba at samba.org'
> Subject: Re: 2nd post.locking problem, is it fixed?inCVS?
> Was reposted to samba-technical a few days ago. We'll be
> looking into it.
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Nehemiah, Mark wrote:
> > Does anyone have any idea, if this is a bug, and if so, is it fixed?
> > I posted last week to comp.protocols.smb, and
> comp.lang.clairion, and
> > here, no replies. Please help me figure this out. I want to know if
> > Samba will be a real alternative for us over Micro$oft, and
> these are
> > our apps we have to be able to run.
> > --Mark.
> > Hello all.
> > I am trying to evaluate samba in a production environment
> for our company.
> > We use Clarion programming language for our windows
> database information.
> > We have approx 200 users and currently data(~10Gig) resides
> on a Netware
> > 4.11 server. I have tried installing some of the
> applications on samba and
> > here are my results.
> > 2 servers, both RH7.1 kern2.4.2-2(Intel)
> > 1 running samba 2.0.7
> > 1 running samba 2.2.0
> > ( I know 2.2.1 has fixed some stale locking issues, but
> haven't tried it to
> > see if it helps me.)
> > samba 2.2
> > a))).single user database access - works
> > b)))multi user single shared database - works
> > c)))single user(machine) open data table twice, either 2
> instances of the
> > same app, or 2 different apps that access the same data
> table - does not
> > work from 98se- appears to effectively lock any further
> file access for any
> > user. (BIG problem for us)
> > samba 2.0.7
> > a)))works
> > b)))works
> > c)))works
> > appears to work fine on 2.0.7
> > ***Troubleshooting so far:
> > move binaries from 1 machine to another.
> > I ran both versions of samba on both different machines
> with the same
> > results.
> > smbstatus shows no locks on the files that are inaccessible
> > Try to learn how Clarion works and locks, was at the
> > http://www.clarionmag.com site, found a utility called
> testlock that they
> > had available for free download. Testlock is a program by
> that is wrote in c for windows to test file sharing and locking on network
> I have been running testlk32(the 32bit version) with interesting results.
> It consistently works ok by itself on either samba v.
> It has a switch that lets it run so many tests and then wait for another
> instance to start up so they can both try locking on the same files. When
> run `testlock o:\ auto2` from the second computer it 70-80% of the time
> fails on test 7-a(2-session file region locking). It works consistently
> on samba 2.0.7 for me but not 2.2.0
> note:testlock program is proprietary, but it looks like they will
> source code, if wanted by developers(after non-disclosure), to see exactly
> what it does.
> Is this possibly fixed in 2.2.1?
> I would definitely suggest a good look at the testlock program suite, as
> may help the samba team.
> Mark E. Nehemiah Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
> Network Administrator http://www.urschel.com/
> mailto:mnehemiah at urschel.com mailto:info at urschel.com
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