Jim Morris jmorris at cuda.chry-pei.com
Wed Oct 8 15:02:52 GMT 1997

Robert Dal Santo wrote:

>  Is there any work underway to get Samba to support OPLOCKS? I know
>  they are difficult to implement but I'm faced with a decisions now to buy an
>  NT box (Ugh!) or do a lot of messing around to get this application
> to perform decently. The application in questions takes around 5
> hours to do a taks without OPLOCKS and around an hour to do the same
> task with OPLOCKS :(

FYI, Oplock support is currently *IN DEVELOPMENT*, and is the major 
goal of Samba 1.9.18. I have a situation that needs Oplocks too, and 
have been corresponding with several of the Samba team on this - 
Andrew Tridgell and Jeremy Allison to be specific.  As of last week, 
initial OPLOCK support was in place, and they were ironing out some 

Jeremy told me that a public Samba alpha/beta release with oplock 
support would most likely show up on the Samba ftp site this week or 
next. I would imagine it will be "1.9.18alpha1" or something like 

I would not use an alpha release of Samba in your production 
environment, but I would take heart - it appears that your 
performance issues with Samba will be solved in the very near future 
- if your users can wait a month or two...

| Jim Morris                    | jmorris at ro.com |

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