[Samba] Locking problem

Claudia Neumann dr.claudia.neumann at gmx.de
Thu Dec 21 13:10:47 GMT 2006

Hi Volker!

Am Donnerstag, 21. Dezember 2006 12:45 schrieb Volker Lendecke:
> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 12:26:23PM +0100, Claudia Neumann wrote:
> > I am using Debian Sarge with Samba version 3.0.14a-Debian and experience
> > a locking problem:
> > the program is a linux port of a Clipper program compiled with xHarbour
> > (www.xharbour.org). It uses byte-range-locking to lock a record of a dbf
> > database. If I mount the server directory over an smbmount and start 2
> > clients on the server accessing the server directory over the smbmount,
> > the locking functions as it should. But if I access the server directory
> > over the real network with an smbmount from linux clients there is no
> > locking.
> This is not only a Samba problem, it's smbmount that is not
> able to do locking.
> What you need is the latest Linux cifs file system and Samba
> 3.0.23d Samba. Then it should work.

Okay, 3.0.23d-2 from Debian Etch installed. But that still seems to mount 
smbfs. Where do I get cifs file system from? I use kernel 2.6.13. I am not 
keen on compiling the kernel.

> I think Jeremy will be delighted to go through any problems
> with you if your app does not work correctly! I think
> Clipper is a great test for this rather new functionality!

I think I have to consult him. Up to now the locking behavior is the same.



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