[Samba] Can someone PLEASE explain this!!

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at fmp.com
Wed Aug 27 00:13:00 GMT 2003

Can someone please explain these smb.log entries???

[2003/08/26 18:58:31, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(381)
  fmouse logged in as admin user (root privileges)
[2003/08/26 18:58:35, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_with_timeout(298)
  read_socket_with_timeout: timeout read. read error = Connection reset by peer.
[2003/08/26 18:58:35, 0] smbd/oplock.c:oplock_break(758)
  oplock_break: receive_smb error (Connection reset by peer)
  oplock_break failed for file home/orthey/www_site/ml-mini.html (dev = 902, inode = 1097864, file_id = 17).
[2003/08/26 18:58:35, 0] smbd/oplock.c:oplock_break(843)
  oplock_break: client failure in break - shutting down this smbd.
[2003/08/26 18:59:07, 0] smbd/oplock.c:request_oplock_break(981)
  request_oplock_break: no response received to oplock break request to pid 17739 on port 41357 for dev = 902, inode = 1097864,
 file_id = 17
[2003/08/26 18:59:52, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_data(436)
  read_data: read failure for 9370. Error = Connection reset by peer

What is "oplock_break"?  Why might it be failing?

This is a critical issue regarding my business and the way that I work with
client website files.  File saves via samba to my webserver are getting
corrupted, resulting in serious data loss, and my wife's business has lost
the capacity to do backups and access of critical data via a file share,
lest it also be corrupted.

I thought it was a samba 3 issue, but back-versioned to v2.2.3a and have the
same problem.  Something else is causing the problem, probably as a result
of a change which was part of a general update on the server, which is
tracking Debian testing.  The Win box running the software having problems
is running Windows 95.  Nothing has changed there.  The file save process
which used to work properly is now hanging and returning an error box with
"Stream I/O error" and a later notation that "some other process" had
modified the file.  The Linux kernel is at 2.4.20 (hasn't changed in several

Please reply to fmouse-x98nof at fmp.com if you have any insight into this.  I
don't have time to research the tech detials of file locking and such, but
any pointers, suggestions or references anyone might be able to send will be
deeply appreciated.

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