Samba 2.0 oplocks

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Dec 3 18:52:10 GMT 1998

> 5). Cross protocol data integrity
> ---------------------------------
> An open function interface has been defined to allow
> "opportunistic locks" (oplocks for short) granted by Samba
> to be seen by other UNIX processes.  This allows complete
> cross protocol (NFS and SMB) data integrety using Samba
> with platforms that support this feature.
> Does this include netatalk connectivity?  Occasionally I need 
> to build a box with both SMB and AppleTalk connectivity to 
> support a mixed Windows and Mac environment.

It means that a kernel interface for oplocks has been defined 
and implemented.  Your kernel must support it.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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