[Samba] modification time inconsistency

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 22 01:13:51 GMT 2007

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 ?



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