[Samba] WinXP + Samba: Explorer locking problem
dkrnic at lycos.com
Fri Jul 18 13:02:17 GMT 2003
| I've the following problem using WinXP + Samba 2.2.7:
| 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
| So I wonder if
| - anyone else has observed this problem?
Yes, yours truely.
| - this a WinXP or a Samba problem, or both?
WinXP Explorer settings.
| - I can make WinXP not to lock the files?
Just tell it not to pop-up info for objects and in
folders and on the desktop,
and then clear the box against pop-up caption.
| - there is some config option for Samba to release
| locks earlier, or to cache file infos, or else?
If the suggested modification of Explorer settings
doesn't satisfy you 100 %, it would be nice if you
could sort it out in samba source for everyone.
| For most settings I use default options (oplocks,
| l2ops, kernel ops activated). The samba server runs
| on Linux 2.4.21, and the shares reside on a reiserfs
Strangely, I never found much use for oplock options.
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