[Samba] Killing an open file doesnt work? (i dont know how to..!)

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Jul 1 03:33:02 GMT 2002

This sounds like you could corrupt data.  Just guessing. Are you using oplocks?


On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 08:45:40AM +0200, Jan Fenner wrote:
> Hi all,
> since we updated to to 2.2.2 (or .3??) we have a big problem.
> Sometimes we need to 'kill' a locked file.
> That means, a user left his w2k terminal, locked it and forgott to
> close file.xls or file.doc.
> In the past we just did:
> smbstatus | grep "file.xls"
> kill -9 <PID>
> and the file was unlocked, so anybody could access it again.
> Since the update (version we use now is: 2.2.5 on RedHat 7.2) we do
> the same but infact all connections of the PID (user) are killed but
> any file this user has locked remains locked and stays locked, as long
> as he doesn't close it.
> Is kill -9 the worst way? Is there an other way? We didnt found any
> other way but hardly need that 'feature'.
> Thanks for any help
> Regrades,
> - Jan Fenner
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