[Samba] kernel oplocks don't work on Linux/Alpha

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon May 6 12:44:17 GMT 2002

On Fri, 3 May 2002, Dr. Markus Ammer, Ingenieurbüro Ammer wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a Compaq Alpha server with Linux 2.4.18 and samba 2.2.4 and
> NT-clients.
> After accessing a file from a NT-client this file cannot be accessed on
> the Linux side for a while.
> Creating the file on the server:
>     echo test >file
> on the NT-client (gives "test"):
>     TYPE file
> try to access it on the server:
>     cat test
> cat: file: Invalid argument
> After waiting approx. 40 sec. it succeeds.
> This problem does not occur with "kernel oplocks=no", but file contents
> are not consistent then.
> The same configuration on an Intel server (2.4.16, samba 2.2.3a) works.

You'll probably have to bring this up with the linux-kernel mailing list.
Not sure who is maintaining that code in the kernel now.

cheers, jerry
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