[Samba] modification time inconsistency

Carlos Knowlton carlosknowlton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 14:45:11 GMT 2007

On 6/21/07, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 03:50:51PM -0500, Carlos Knowlton wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a client with a windows utility that relies on "touch"ing
> (changing
> > the mod time) on zero-length files in a folder for the purpose of
> judging
> > when that folder was last accessed.  This works fine for him on mapped
> > windows servers, and from the local disk, but from a Samba (v3.0.22)
> volume,
> > the mod time doesn't change unless there was an actual data change
> within
> > the file.  (ie, clicking "save" in notepad doesn't change the mod time
> > unless he enters some data first.).  I know this seems pretty trivial,
> but
> > it seems to make all the difference for some backup and SCADA software
> > packages.
> >
> > Any ideas what I could do to fix this?
> Can you test against 3.0.25a (or soon b) to see if this is
> currently a problem please ?
> Thanks,
>         Jeremy.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this.

I have checked the latest Samba version, and the same behavior I saw in
3.0.22 also exists in 3.0.25b.  Any ideas what might be happening, or how to
fix this?


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