[Samba] Excel Read only file bug back on 3.0.23x?

Diego Julian Remolina diego.remolina at ibb.gatech.edu
Mon Oct 30 19:30:50 GMT 2006

Hi Roland,

You are totally right, I restarted samba and the problem is gone on the RHEL4 machines. I will have 
to do some more testing to see if it is as random as you have seen. I will probably get a chance to 
restart samba on the CentOS 4 machines this evenning after hours and find if the problem goes away 
for a while. I already informed my users who experienced the problem today to notify me as soon as 
they see it happening again to try and figure out if there is a pattern. Thanks for your fast response.

Will keep you posted on my findings,


Roland Hordos wrote:
> Is your problem repeatable, for all users, and even on a fresh smb
> restart?  For me it is not and this is the trickiest part of tracing
> this bug.
> I am desperately trying to resolve this as well.  Have not received any
> replies from this board whatsoever.  Currently re-visiting every
> parameter and samba default setting change across releases.  Good luck
> and please post any results.
> thanks, Roland;
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces+rolandhordos=tundraeng.com at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-bounces+rolandhordos=tundraeng.com at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Diego Julian Remolina
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 10:50 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Excel Read only file bug back on 3.0.23x?
> Hi,
> I believe that the BUG 2346 which was resolved in samba 3.0.14 has come
> back in the 3.0.23 series. 
> Here is what I have noticed on two separate configurations. The samba
> packages were built on each 
> machine using rpmbuild with the SRPMS provided for Fedora in the samba
> web site.
> Configuration 1.
> Two machines running with RHEL4, samba 3.0.23b-1, drbd-0.7.21 protocol
> C.
> Kernel: 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp
> Configuration 2.
> Two machines running with CentOS 4, samba 3.0.23c-4, drbd-0.7.21
> protocol C.
> Kernel: 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp
> I do not believe none of this is related to DRBD, but I mention it just
> in case. The problem occurs 
> as follows:
> 1. User Alice opens an excel files owned by her, makes changes and saves
> it.
> 2. User Bob opens the same file which Alice just saved and makes come
> changes. When Bob saves the 
> file, he gets a warning that there is a problem and that changes could
> not be saved, however changes 
> are saved.
> 3. Either Alice or Bob try to open the file and now it is a read only
> file.
> The only way anyone can save the file is if they first right click on it
> and uncheck the read-only 
> checkbos prior to openning. However, the next time a different user
> opens the file and saves it, the 
> problem comes back.
> Are there any settings that can be changed in smb.conf to help prevent
> this front happening? Is 
> anyone else experiencing this behaviour? Is it possible that the BUG
> 2346 came back?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Diego

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