What's an oplock_break?
rob.naccarato at sheridanc.on.ca
Wed Oct 7 16:27:10 GMT 1998
On Wed, 7 Oct 1998, Andrej Borsenkow wrote:
> > I've been seeing these in my logs files ever since I upgraded to 1.9.18p10
> > and turned on oplock support for users' home directories:
> > --snip --
> > 1998/10/07 10:05:44 oplock_break: receive_smb timed out after 30 seconds.
> > 1998/10/07 10:05:44 oplock_break failed for file Start Menu/Open Office
> > Document.lnk (fnum = 14, dev = 808446, inode = 45cb8).
> > 1998/10/07 10:05:44 oplock_break: client failure in break - shutting down
> > this smbd.
> > --snip --
> Are you sure you are running 1.9.18p10? Notably, this was the problem,
> triggered by WinNT 4.0 Workstation bug. Workaround was available somewhen
> about 1.9.18p4.
I am 100% positive that the server is running 1.9.18p10. I don't have any
WinNT clients. All my clients are Win95. Could this be an Explorer.exe
> The problem is, sometimes WinNT 4.0 Workstation tries to rename the file,
> for which it holds oplock (locking request). SAMBA server tries to first to
> notify this workstation, that file is already opened and it should release
> the lock. Unfortunately, NT never answers ... SAMBA assumes, the client has
> died, and closes connection.
> It happens only on NT Workstaion - not on Server. The easy way to reproduce
> it was (in Explorer) - New -> New Word Document -> tip something in and say
> "Exit" in Word -> answer "Yes" when asked if you want to save changes. Word
> "hangs". Or, yes, it was Word 97.
> > Is this something to be worried about?
> Yes. Most probably, you don't run the latest version. Recheck.
> What effects does this have on
> > client-side performance?
> Well, immediate effect is these nasty delays. After server died, client
> normally reconnects and finishes operation. It may have some impact on
> mutual locking between several tasks.
> Note that I have set keepalives = 30 in my
> > smb.conf file - could that be the cause?
That's a relief, at least.
So, in summary, I am running 1.9.18p10 and I don't have any WinNT clients.
What's going on here?
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