MS mail shared folders

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Sep 19 12:22:54 GMT 1997

On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Erwin Authried wrote:

> Thank you for your hint. I have upgraded to 1.9.17 to test
> MS mail shared folders, with sharing, locking enabled and
> with "fake oplocks = yes".
> MS mail seems to work, but a lot of other things that worked
> before (1.9.16) didn't work anymore:
> Word 6.0 couldn't save documents, Visual C++ 4.0 
> reported sharing violations, and changes to files could 
> only be saved at the second attempt. So I returned to my
> original configuration, without fake oplocks. Now everything
> seems to work fine.
> My question is: If an application uses opportunistic locking,
> is it necessary to turn fake oplocks on ? Or are "fake oplocks"
> just here for optimization?

read the documentation on "fake oplocks", PLEASE!  they should only be
used on read-only shares. 

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at
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