[Samba] WinXP + Samba: Explorer locking problem
honema at web.de
Thu Jul 17 14:45:47 GMT 2003
>> Whenever I use the Windows Explorer and roll the mouse
>> pointer over a file (even without pressing the button),
>> Windows locks that file (maybe to retrieve some more info?).
>> This lock stays there for approx. 2-5 seconds ("watch smbstatus").
>> When I want to move or delete the file from Windows within
>> this time, I consequently get a "file locked" error - it's
>> hard to move a file without touching it with the mouse :)
>> This makes using the Win Explorer quite annoying.
>> So I wonder if
>> - anyone else has observed this problem?
>> - this a WinXP or a Samba problem, or both?
>> - I can make WinXP not to lock the files?
>> - there is some config option for Samba to release locks
>> earlier, or to cache file infos, or else?
>do you have oplocks on or off? I haven't had any good luck with them being
>on, so I just set them all to off.
oplocks are activated, but I've also tried with all oplock settings disabled, which brings no change in the behaviour.
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