[Samba] SMBMount Not Recognizing File Locks

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 14 22:34:22 GMT 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 03:39, Bob McLaren wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a "dropbox" application that will monitor a
> directory for newly created files and process them.  The problem I am
> having is that my linux process is not recognizing that a file is
> still being written to by another server.

> I have reviewed the manpage for smb.conf and their are plenty of
> directives that manage file locking.  But they all seem to pertain to
> the SMBD Server, not the client.

smbfs does not support locking.  The CIFS VFS does however, and is
included in the 2.6 linux kernel, or as a patch to 2.4.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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