"text file busy" on cifs-mounted dir *doesn't* cause
Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Sun Oct 29 18:28:15 GMT 2006
Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 03:37:11PM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
>> As the file is locked, b: should fail - but mount.cifs reports it as
>> working! A further "ls -l" shows the file hasn't been overwritten.
>> Is this a Samba bug - or a Windows one?
> This came up once before, and the user ended up reporting the bug to the
> Samba team.
So have I (I put it in as a cifsvfs bug; id=4182) - still waiting on a
> I consider it to be a deficiency in Windows that it doesn't
> have proper inode support (which would allow an opened file to be
> replaced in the filesystem without affecting any process that had the
> old file open), but the bug probably lies with Samba.
I actually don't have any problem with the file being locked - ethereal
even shows the Windows server reporting errors to the rename operation.
The problem is that cifsfs doesn't register the error, and thinks the
rename actually worked.
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