[Samba] File time / date issues with Samba 2.08
dave at deakin.edu.au
Tue Mar 30 04:33:58 GMT 2004
we have been tracking down a problem with slow saving of profiles on logout.
A number of Linux front end servers running Samba 2.08, nfs mounting
from a Solaris 9 server.
WinXP/2k users use shares from the linux boxes which nfs mount the share
from the sun box.
On logout the time taken to logout is extremely long.
On closer examination, we have noticed that the files on the server are
not always having the correct
date/time set on them, when they are stored on the server, it breaks
down as ~80% have the correct date
and time, ~10% have a date/time that is 1 second newer than that on the
workstation, and ~10%
have a date/time that is 1 second older.
For the files that have a date that is 1 second older, they get copied
up on each logout, and the date
is once again set to the incorrect time. On logon, then never copy down,
as the workstation assumes the
workstation version is newer, and hence the corret one.
For the files that have a data that is 1 second newer, they dont get
copied up on logout, and then they
do get copied down on the next logon, at which point they are in sync,
and never copy again (until changed).
There doesn't seem to be any relationship between this issue and the 2
second resolution issue that
windows 9x has, as the files have both old and even values in the
seconds component (and my understanding
is that they would always be even or odd if this was causing the issue)
has anybody seen this issue before, and is there any obvious issues I
should investigate to resolve this issue.
David Schwarz, Desktop - Workgroup Section Leader,
Information Technology Services Division
Deakin University Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia.
Phone: 03 5227 8938 International: +61 3 52278938
Fax: 03 5227 8866 International: +61 3 5227 8866
E-mail: dave at deakin.edu.au
Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code
Important Notice: The contents of this email transmission, including any attachments, are intended solely for the named addressee and are confidential; any unauthorised use, reproduction or storage of the contents and any attachments is expressly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please delete it and any attachments from your system immediately and advise the sender by return email or telephone. Deakin University does not warrant that this email and any attachments are error or virus free.
More information about the samba