[Samba] Files left open

Jack Gostl gostl at argoscomp.com
Wed Jul 26 15:12:08 GMT 2006

I've had this problem for awhile, but it didn't seem to make sense to pursue 
it with 3.0.23 coming out. Now I'm running 3.0.23a on AIX 5.1 ML3 (although 
I've seen this on 5.3 as well). So I'm back asking for more help.

I have a program running in a Win2K box using Dialogic libraries. When the 
dialogic code speaks a prompt, it is given a file name and it speaks 
directly from the file. The files in question are on the RS/6000 and 
presented to the dialogic via a share. The problem is that the files stay 
open. Both smbstatus and fuser confirm that the file is open. As the system 
progresses, more and more files open until the inevitable failure occurs.

This doesn't happen with other applications such as vi or winzip. Files open 
and close properly. We spoke to Dialogic support and they said that since it 
works on local files its not their problem. Not the most helpful answer but 
its the only one I've got.

I'm running with posix locking = no. Still nothing.

The smbstatus line says:

155532       297        DENY_NONE  0x20089     RDONLY     EXCLUSIVE+BATCH 
           48888927.1   Wed Jul 26 10:54:19 2006

I'm ready to throw in the towel and go to NFS. (The problem doesn't occur 
under NFS.)

Any ideas would be appreciated.


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