strange locking ? problem

Alexander Seitz Alexander.Seitz at
Mon Nov 12 05:26:04 GMT 2001

Hi all ,

I have several File Servers running linux and samba 2.2.2 and since i
upgraded i have a strange problem.
I have compiled samba 2.2.2 witch quota support. nothing else special.
I use samba in Domain mode.

The following problem occures:
Some of the users can't read files or directoris in their home directories.
The windows explorer gets an timeout or sometimes even crashes.
I can change in those directories in linux but when I say ls nothoing
happens. No directory listing, I can't even CONTROL C. (like samba has
locked these files)
As soon as I stop samba and start it again the files are accessible again.
But sometimes I can't even stop samba, not even with kill -9.
I have to reboot the machine and everything works perfect for maybe two days
the the same happens.

I have the following config:  Kernel 2.2.4 SuSE 7.2  Samba 2.2.2 compiled
with --with-quotas
Server is a PII 400 Mhz, 512 MB, 80 GB RAID 5 with Mylex DAC960

any help would be appreciated

My smb.conf looks like that:  (its the same on all servers exept name and

   workgroup = FHS-HAGENBERG
   encrypt passwords = yes
   security = DOMAIN
   password server = ad3 ad2 ad1
   netbios name = MTDF4
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
#   wins sever =
   os level = 0
   wins support = no
   preferred master = no
   local master = no
   debug level = 0
   log level = 1
   mangled names = yes
   default case = lower
   case sensitive = no
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   oplocks = true
   level2 oplocks = True
   max connections = 0
   max smbd processes = 0
   strict sync = no
 large readwrite = yes
# write cache size = 262144
   hosts allow =

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   read only = no
   create mode = 0750

   comment = Scratch Directory
   path = /usr/homes/scratch
   browseable = yes
   read only = no
   valid users = @jg01mtd @jg01cms @jg00mtd @JG97MTD @JG98MTD @JG99MTD
@Staff @Personal
   create mode = 0777
   directory mode = 0777
   force user = scratch

   comment = Exchange Directory fuer JG99
   path = /usr/homes/ExchangeJG99
   browseable = yes
   read only = no
   valid users = @JG99MTD @staff @personal se97011 as
   create mode = 0777
   directory mode = 0777
   force user = exchangequota99


and so on

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