[Samba] File Lock Timeout

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Jan 12 17:24:53 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 04:20:56PM +0000, Stringer Leon (West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust) wrote:
> >But then the file is still being held open by some process
> >on the file server.
> Yes, so either I have to wait for a timeout so the one
> user can edit their file or I can kill the process
> removing the locks for everyone else. So I have to wait,
> which was my original question, how long for?

This particular kind of lock (a share mode) does not have a
timeout, this is completely client-driven.

> The lock has gone now, but this problem has happened
> before and is bound to happen again. If I remember
> correctly, Windows allows you to close the locks on
> individual files, it would be nice if Samba did this
> too...

Yep. Can you file a bug at bugzilla.samba.org with prio
"enhancement" so that it does not get forgotten?


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