[Samba] Re: hanging smbd(s) revisited

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Mar 1 17:25:15 GMT 2006

Matt Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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>> Fermin Molina wrote:
>>> I don't know exactly, but when I moved the information
>>> from NFS servers to local storage, the problems disappeared.
>> 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?

We did that for awhile, and the answer is an emphatic yes.

-- Rex

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