[Samba] using VSS on a samba server - no smb locks ?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jan 30 18:23:47 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 03:08:21PM +0200, Nir Livni wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are considering moving our VSS database from a Win2K server to a samba server.
> All clients are Win2K clients.
> I used the VSS tool "testlock.exe" to make sure the native lock mode can be used.
> The test was successful, and I saw that an SMBlock transaction was performed, and a reply_lockingX was replied.
> When I opened a VSS database on the samba server and started to use it - I saw no SMBlock operations.
> Doesn't make sence to me, because some kind of locking must be done.

Did you only test with one user ? Is so, an oplock will cause
no locking attempts to be seen on the wire (the client redirector
optimises them out when it has  an oplock).


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