[Samba] hanging smbd(s) revisited

Matt Johnson mwj at doc.ic.ac.uk
Wed Mar 1 15:45:29 GMT 2006

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

>> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>> Samba assumes posix locking semantics on the filesystem.
>>> NFS locking is broken.  You might try setting
>>> 'strict locking = no'.  If that doesn't work, you might
>>> try 'posix locking = no' just as a test.
>> We'll give that a shot -- we're still doing fs->nfs->samba
>> sharing. Is this going to incur a slowdown?
> No.  But if you are accessing the same file via NFS
> and CIFS, you might have problems with applications
> not recognizing each others locks.

Hm, fun... Okay. I guess that making the same host serve both NFS and 
CIFS off the same physical volume is probably the best ultimate 
solution? (This is the direction we are heading in, but right now, not 
quite in a position to do that yet).

Many thanks


Matt Johnson <mwj at doc.ic.ac.uk>               (020) 7594 8440 / x48440
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Department of Computing, Imperial College London

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