[Samba] Re:[Samba]Upgrade broke file locking

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Tue Aug 20 13:59:05 GMT 2002

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 03:36:25PM -0400, adam at morrison-ind.com wrote:
> More info on file locking problem...
> Dead PIDs are showing in "smbstatus -L" as still holding locks,  thus keeping
> users out of their files.  I see (for example) a spreadsheet locked by process
> 30744, but "ps ax | grep 30744" shows nothing.  Rather scary.

Not really - smbd will check for the existance of a process holding
a lock and if the process doesn't exist it will remove the lock entry
from the tdb before returning to the callign function. It's an auto
cleanup mechanism.


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