Record locks from linux clients
Juan Carlos Castro y Castro
jcastro at vialink.com.br
Thu Oct 4 10:48:03 GMT 2001
From "man smb.conf" (samba 2.2.1a). Bottom line: make your Unix clients
mount remote Unix filesystems via NFS, not SMB.
posix locking (S)
The smbd(8) daemon maintains an database of file
locks obtained by SMB clients. The default behav
ior is to map this internal database to POSIX
locks. This means that file locks obtained by SMB
clients are consistent with those seen by POSIX
compliant applications accessing the files via a
non-SMB method (e.g. NFS or local file access).
You should never need to disable this parameter.
Default: posix locking = yes
Urban Widmark wrote:
>On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Ray Nixon wrote:
>>The win98 clients send an SMBLock request and the server responds with an
>>SMBLock reply, however this doesn't occur for Linux clients.
>>Is SMBLock supported for Linux clients ?
>What type of client? If smbfs, then no.
>There are experimental kernel patches for adding locking to smbfs, but I
>can't recommend them now (as I don't even use them myself).
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