[Samba] Oplocks on Windows Clients and Winbind revisited

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Fri May 16 17:39:52 GMT 2003

On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 01:25:56PM -0400, The Fresh Prince of Darkness wrote:
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> First, the more I read about olocks the more inclined I am to disable 
> them globally.  Here's the issue though, after experiencing data 
> corruption in Act files at the hands of oplocks, we checked the Act 
> support database and they recommended disabling oplocks not only on the 
> server, but on the client machine as well.  Is there any reason why this 
> should be necesary?  If I disable oplocks for all my shares, should I 
> disable it on my client machines as well.  We're using NT & 2k mostly, 
> with an occasion xp or 98 box, but not many.

Disabling the globally will slow performace. With Samba you can
disable them per share or on a wildcard match basis.


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