shared stat cache

Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Oct 15 06:45:38 GMT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 11:19:15AM +1000, tridge at wrote:
> I'd be surprised if this is critcal to Excel behaviour, but it is
> possible. For it to be critical windows would have to be guaranteeing
> some minimum delay in the update to the write time (otherwise excel
> would sometimes break on windows). 
> I don't have Excel 2000, but I'd suggest you use the "cifs" backend in
> Samba4 to setup the following:

Just in case: It's Excel 2003.

>  excel on windows client -> samba4-proxy -> win2003
> then modify the proxy to update the write time immediately by
> remembering the last write time. Then see if Excel misbehaves with
> this setup. If it does then you know this behaviour is critical,
> otherwise you know that the problem is caused by something else.

Thanks for that hint! I'll definitely try that.

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