SAMBA & ISAM Databases

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Sep 15 19:33:23 GMT 2004

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 10:52:56AM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Okay, so...
> Based on the info Andrew provided and some of the other comments in this 
> thread, it seems that the problem is:
> - Linux/Posix supports locking semantics that are different from those 
>   used by Windows.
>   I knew, generally, this was a problem but I wasn't quite sure how much 
>   of a problem it was.  Seems to be bigger than I thought.  The issue here 
>   is two-fold.  First, the Linux client needs to translate locking 
>   semantics to match the needs of CIFS.  Next, the Samba server needs to 
>   translate to Posix semantics for all clients.  Ouch.

Yers, but we do this correctly. So in general there isn't a problem.
The issue is usually that the more clients you have writing into a
shared file the more critical it is the clients are stable. And mostly
Samba is serving Windows clients, so.......



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