[Samba] Linux Samba to Mac OSX: resource fork lock problems?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Sep 22 16:39:23 GMT 2006

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 10:47:49AM -0400, William Yang wrote:
> I am seeking a better workaround than I currently have for the problem.
> Using OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x (and possibly other versions) as workstations, 
> and Gentoo Linux (kernel 2.6.16) with Samba 3.0.22, I have the following 
> sequence of events.  The symptom is most prevalent when dealing with multi 
> MB files:
> 1.  Resource fork (._ file) gets locked
> 2.  File associated with resource fork also gets locked.
> 3.  File gets unlocked
> 4.  Resource fork never gets unlocked.
> Because the resource fork never gets unlocked, this causes problems with 
> migration of data off the Mac to the server and occasionally results in a 
> file being deleted unexpectedly.

Is this a bug in the Mac client ? Are they forgetting to unlock
their resource forks ? A network sniff would be useful.


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