MS Word strange behavior ( Is it VFS or Client? )

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Jun 7 10:59:01 GMT 2002

On Fri, Jun 07, 2002 at 12:50:59PM -0500, troutb at wrote:
> This a log from my vfs module (attached)
> if I open a blank doc and save it as word-file.dco
> it first delete word-file.doc
> then opens it for write
> open tmp file
> write it
> writes it again restaring at offset 0
> truncates tmp file
> and make a third write of data to tmp file
> rename tmp file to word-file.doc
> what crap!

Welcome to the wonderful world of SMB clients :-).

Obviously it's doing something that the redirector writer
needs internally - but due to oplocks we may not know
exactly what it's doing on the client.

I'm sure you're going to find this fun.... :-) :-).


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