[Samba] File already in use?

Andreas Haumer andreas at xss.co.at
Tue Jun 22 18:14:13 GMT 2004

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Jeremy Allison wrote:
> I'd love to know if it fixes the Excel problem.... Fingers
> crossed :-).

I'm awfully sorry for this late reply, but I just was not
allowed to put the new version on the production server
until now.

But today we had the chance to test the samba version with the
"deferred open" patch included (Samba 3.0.5pre2-SVN-build-1011)
and the results show, that this version does _not_ solve the
problem: the "File already in use" error messages still occur
when users are opening their Excel files :-(

But we did another test and we now know it has something to do
with the version of MS Office: the error only occurs with (old)
Excel from Office97, it does not occur with Excel from Office2003!
I can't explain what is going on here, but maybe that's a hint for
others having the same problem

As the move to the new Office version is planned anyway, the
significance of this problem now is much lower and I'm about
to close this issue for now (this is not to say that I'm not
open to try any new idea on this issue... ;-)

Anyway, many thanks for your support!

- - andreas

PS: I did lots of testing with Samba 3.0.5pre2-SVN-build-1011
on our internal test server and I found not a single problem
with this version. I had it running on a Linux-2.4.26 server
as PDC with LDAPSAM backend and more than 1000 user accounts,
OpenLDAP master/slave replication and failover and even had it
running in an active/hot standby cluster configuration with
Heartbeat and DRBD storage - all tests passed, I found no
problem whatsoever. Good work!

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