AutoCad R14 and Samba (PR#7766)

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Tue Jun 16 16:50:34 GMT 1998

rowl at wrote:
> We are experiencing the same behaviour with Autocad R14 at Hartwell
> Corporation.  The Engineering Department reported it to me just yesterday.
> We too are using samba version 1.9.18p8 on a SPARC architecture Solaris
> 2.5.1 system.
> At 07:21 PM 6/16/98 +1000, Jem Atahan wrote:
> >Hi all.
> >
> >We have here a Sun sparc 5 running Solaris 2.5, plus samba-1.9.18p8
> >(although it exhibited the same behavior under 1.9.17p4).
> >
> >The network clients are NT4 SP3 machines, and the problem is AutoCAD R14.
> >Files opened in acad will intermittantly open as read only.
> >
> >Has anyone out there experienced this, and have they found a workaround?


	I've had reports of this for a while, and AutoDesk
have given me a copy of AutoCad 14 for Windows NT to try
and reproduce this but so far I've never been able to get
a reproducible test case for this (in fact I've never been
able to make it happen here :-( ).

I *really* want to nail this as I'd very much like AutoDesk
to commit to adding Samba on UNIX as one of their supported
platforms, so can you please mail me if you have a *completely
reproducible* test case (that's "completely reproducible"
within reason, ie. it happens enough so that I could see it 
happen by running continuously with a debug level 10 log once
every 4-5 save attempts, not just once in a blue moon :-).

However I'm out as USENIX from today until June 25th so I
won't be able to take action on this one until I return.
I'll email all three of you when I return, and if you
could try and isolate the problem to a reproducible case
whilst I'm out that'd help a *lot*.

Thanks for your patience, lets *kill* this bug (even if it's
in AutoCad, not Samba, which may be possible as I've seen
some reports of the same problem with Novell servers :-) :-).


	Jeremy Allison.
	Samba Team.
Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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