[Samba] Q: Samba Proxy or SAMBA Cluster?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Fri Mar 9 08:02:19 GMT 2007

Volker Lendecke wrote:
> This is exactly the same as discussed a couple of weeks ago:
> Please NEVER export the same file space via different Samba
> nodes, this leads to data corruption because the locks
> propagated have the wrong semantics.
?? doesn't that contradict the smb.conf man page?

         "Kernel oplocks support allows Samba oplocks to be broken
whenever a
          local UNIX process or NFS operation accesses a  file  that 
          has   oplocked.  This  allows  complete  data  consistency 
          SMB/CIFS, NFS and local file access (and is  a  very  cool 

I read that as meaning you get complete data consistency between SMB,
NFS and local file access :-)

Ahh. I just found the posting you refer to. You're saying the above only
works if the Samba server is also the NFS server? Not an NFS client?

I'm really surprised at that


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