[Samba] How important are oplocks?

Bob Puff at NLE bob at nleaudio.com
Wed Dec 18 15:53:01 GMT 2002

If Samba is corrupting the data files, then why wouldn't this be turned OFF by
default?  I would think data corruption would be a major, MAJOR problem, and
reduce the usability of Samba.  Is this really true?


On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 14:43:06 +0100, Jean-Paul ARGUDO wrote
> > But, some times that can result in corrupted files back on the server if...
> ... no need to say more :-)
> IMHO, this is a real good reason to disable oplocks.
> I don't believe that in a production environment one could take such 
> a risk. I personaly had Excel files corrupted. Had to take it back 
> from backup sets. I really had to find good BOFH excuses for my 
> users :-/
> Editing the corrupted .xls file, I found that Samba loggued kind of 
> samba log output in it instead putting it to /var/log/log.smbd :-)
> Search for my mail on bug 26128 in this list for example and/or more 
> info.
> I really think oplocks could be is real good thing if there were no 
> such risks using it :-)
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Jean-Paul ARGUDO

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