Question on how smbd handles signals (possible bug)

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Sep 24 17:13:55 GMT 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:40:54AM +0100, tvrtko.ursulin at wrote:
> This suggest that Samba is expecting signals from lock breakers in order 
> to release files but that is not in line with what you just said. So I am 
> confused. Why it should be necessary to turn off oplocks, even the man 
> page says that should never be needed?

The problem is that so far nobody but Samba makes use of the
lease calls, so we might have bugs here. Your host
apparently has an application that takes oplocks, and this
is a new situation. Timely responding to external oplock
break signals under all circumstances is a major rewrite
that will not be done soon.


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