[Samba] A question about NFS and Samba

zhangyfh at legend.com.cn zhangyfh at legend.com.cn
Sun Jul 7 05:58:02 GMT 2002

hi, guys

A question here.

   In former Heterogeneous  network filesystem Environments  , there must
be a big problem, it is file locking. when I use Samba and NFS at the same
time, NFS client might can't understand the oplocks of Samba, and Samba
Client might can't know what NFS client has buffered of data for writing on
the same file also. Many manufactures has developed their so called
'Unified File Locking',for example, Net APP's SecureShare, Veritas' SLFL,
HP's Unified File Locking.

   But now, Linux 2.4 kernel immplement mandary lock, Samba released 2.2.5
version, NFS V4 changed a lot, I wanna know that under Linux 2.4.18, with
Samba 2.2.5 and NFS 3, is that problem still there? If not, what kind of
mechanism ensure the data integrity with cross-protocol?

I am eager for your reply. Thanks

Best Regards

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