[Samba] Word and samba

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Aug 13 02:41:01 GMT 2002

There are several parameters that affect file caching, not just oplocks.
I would look at man smb.conf and read about:

kernel oplocks
sync always
strict sync

There may be other ways to tweak the system.


On Mon, Jan 03, 2000 at 09:39:30PM +0000, Peter Barker wrote:
> Greetings Group
> I think the Word crashing problem is quite common and does not confine 
> itself to Samba as PDC. Running Word with any file open on a Samba server 
> seems to invite trouble and file trashing.
> This seems to more of a problem with Win2000 and XP than Win9X and NT. I 
> suspect that Micorsoft have "improved" the code to "optimise" performance 
> for Micorsoft servers...
> In my particular case we have found that "no oplocks" reduces the rate of 
> file trashing...but am not sure if this totally fixes the problem yet. A 
> very worrying syndrome for us Linux adminz.
> Advice on Microsoft word = send it back to Gates, (and you don't have to go 
> to UniSex to know that is good advice). The more you struggle against this 
> advice, the more work you make for yourself and the more money you give to 
> Bill. Tell your superiors that if they must have f*#king Microsoft products 
> on the net then perhaps they would like to f*#king fix them too.
> Years of long experience - Microsloth does not get any better with 
> time..... ;0)
> -
> -Peter Barker                Desktop Display Ltd.,Brighton, UK.
> -Technical Director                   "Bit bashers to the gentry"
> -pbarker at display.co.uk            http://www.display.co.uk/
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