oplock break errors in 2.2.6-pre1

Lars Heineken Lars.Heineken at gmx.de
Wed Aug 7 11:39:49 GMT 2002

I posted this a couple of months ago, I think it's about the same thing.
Today I found another bug in vesrion 2.2.3a : Our unix-server hosts a
samba-share that contains all files from the win98-CD. Every
win98-client maps this share as drive Z. He uses this drive when win98s
asks for the windows-cd. After Upgrading the server from samba 2.0.7 to
samba 2.2.3a the win98-machine locks when he tries to access this
"windows-cd-rom-drive-share" The normal browsing via explorer works
fine, but the selection of "Z:\" as Source of the win98-CD (during the
dialog "new hadrware found" eg.) locks the win-machine completely. After
changing the binaries smbd and nmbd back to version 2.0.7 on the server,
everything workes fine again.

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002 16:43:49 +0200
Pascal <pascal at vmfacility.fr> wrote:

> Le Mercredi 7 Août 2002 16:23, Olaf FrÄ
czyk a écrit :
> > On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 15:55, Pascal wrote:
> > > I have the same problems with all my samba servers, I think it appears in
> > > the samba 2.2.x series (I ran 2.2.3a then 2.2.5). Was not noticed in
> > > 2.0.7 for example.
> >
> > (...)
> >
> > > I have not found a way to reproduce at will the problem where office
> > > document refuse to open (this is quite random).
> >
> > I see the same behaviour. It doesn't depend on files I want to open. It
> > is more frequent if I open many excel documents in the same time (I
> > select 20 from explorer and I open them at once).
> > BTW., I have w2k clients and WinNT.
> > The problem is ONLY with w2k.
> > I testes W2k, w2k+SP2, office, office+SP1, office+SP2.
> > The problem is in all above configurations.
> > Windows NT works fine.
> >
> > > I think that users of samba should report more this kind of problem if we
> > > want it to be examined by the team in priority.
> >
> > I have reported this several times, but got response only from other
> > users, no developer was interested in. Now I have oplocks turned off.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Olaf Fraczyk
> This is exactly what I fear. Finding a bypass (oplock turned off) and not 
> enough customers confirming this problem will certainly put this problem on 
> the back of the bugs queue.
> I encourage all customers having problems like that to declare it on the lists 
> so that we make the developpers realize it is a real samba killer problem !
> Pascal

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