[Samba] Locked files that stay open after a PC crash

Kurt Weiss input.maillists at kwnet.at
Mon Mar 10 10:03:12 GMT 2003

maybe u should play with keepalive???

Kees Damen schrieb:
> Hi,
> How should you deal, as an administrator/root, with
> locked files that stay open after a PC crash and the
> user can't access them any more.
> For example:
> The PC crashes and the user restart. MS-Outlook
> complains that it can't open its outlook.pst file,
> that is on a samba share, with the proper read/write
> access and the user can't get any mail.
> As root you do a smbstatus -u and you see that there 
> are 2 smb processen for this user and the old one has
> the outlook.pst file exclusively. root kill's the
> old smb process but smbstatus -u still shows the 
> outlook.pst file as open and the user can't get is.
> What is the proper procedure to resolve this situation?
> Best regards, Kees

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