smbmount & locking

Urban Widmark urban at
Thu Oct 4 10:26:24 GMT 2001

On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:

> We want to do following- run clipper task by cron in dosemu
> on smbfs directory, which add info from one dbf file to another.
> But problem is that after dosemu exits lock on changed dbf file
> still exists and others tasks can't read it.
> How to solve this problem?

umount should cause smbfs to disconnect and that should make the server
consider everything closed.

> Samba 2.0.10, RedHat 6.2, kernel 2.2.19.

Note that smbfs doesn't actually implement locking, but I think any 
messages you see are about some file still being open.


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