[Samba] Re: Problems with Excel & MS Word files (EVEN - still ANY ideas?)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Apr 12 20:45:42 GMT 2005

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 11:58:40AM -0400, Nathan Vidican wrote:
> Since applying the two patches you emailed me (one for cpu load, one for MS
> Excel issues):
> All is working fine now except MS Word; don't know if it's entirely related
> or a separate issue all together, but figured I'd post the details and see
> if you can think of anything; here's the behaior:
> Word (apparently) creates a "~384somerandomnamefile.tmp" when a user saves,
> the actual file they opened goes to 0 bytes, their smbd process goes to 100%
> CPU load, MS Word locks up. We forcefully kill their smbd process, rename
> the ~whatever.tmp file to their original whatever.doc file, restart their PC
> (else word acts up stupid), and we're good to go... Until the next time it
> happens.
> Apparently random files, and varyinf users/network segments as before.
> Excel, powerpoint, etc not locking up nor causing similar issues at all
> anyore - just MS Word. I think it might have something to do with the
> autosave feature, or some sort of option in word making it create/deal with
> the tmp files but I really don't understand or know the bahavior well enough
> to fix it entirely on my own. Help?

Can you get me a debug level 10 log on this ? I'm currently working on ACL
behaviour with MS-Office.


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