[Samba] Re: Stale file locks

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Fri Dec 10 05:06:15 GMT 2004

Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've had just a couple instances so far where a user has closed a file, but 
> fuser still reports it open, and when I look at the pid it reports, it's a 
> smbd process.  If I kill the process, other users can open the file.  Is 
> there a way that I can debug why this is happening?  Samba 3.0.9 with ext3 
> filesystem underlying.  Thanks for any ideas, as this is one of those things 
> that just makes Samba look less robust than I know it actually is.
> Misty

In my experience samba fails to release a file lock if the user crashes 
a program that has a file open.  The lock is released when the user logs 
off, because that kills the pid as you mentioned.  I don't think you 
should kill the pid if the user is still active.

Mark Nienberg

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