ole locking compatibility

William Jojo jojowil at hvcc.edu
Tue May 2 17:44:33 GMT 2000

Would there be any conditions under which this setting (default to yes) could
cause an AIX 4.3.2 machine (samba 2.0.6) to suddenly have all processes (smbd or
otherwise) become blocked?

I've sent 5 dumps to IBM and they're stumped and this is the only thing I can
possibly find from the samba stuff that could possibly cause it.

Here is the exerpt from smb.conf:

          ole locking compatibility (G)

               This parameter allows an administrator to turn off the
               byte range lock manipulation that is done within Samba
               to give compatibility for OLE applications. Windows OLE
               applications use byte range locking as a form of
               inter-process communication, by locking ranges of bytes
               around the 2^32 region of a file range. This can cause
               certain UNIX lock managers to crash or otherwise cause
               problems. Setting this parameter to "no" means you
               trust your UNIX lock manager to handle such cases

               Default:       ole locking compatibility = yes

               Example:       ole locking compatibility = no


Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



        |                                                      |
        |                 William E. Jojo, Jr.                 |
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        |         Senior Systems and Network Specialist        |
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        |            Hudson Valley Community College           |
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        |                    (518) 629 7540                    |
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        |                   jojowil at hvcc.edu                   |
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