[Samba] Office products Locking issues

Mark Adams mark at campbell-lange.net
Wed Mar 14 10:32:09 GMT 2007

Hi Dale,

Thanks for the link. I had already tried disabling oplocks completely on
the share as I thought this would be the issue, Unfortunatly it has not

can anyone advise how samba locking works? It seems in my case that
locks are not being released, until I restart samba.

Any help appreciated.


On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 04:27:00PM -0600, Dale Schroeder wrote:
> Maybe this will help:
> http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/locking.html#id348952
> "veto oplock files =" was especially helpful for me.
> Dale
> Mark Adams wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >3.0.23c-1
> >
> >I am currently having 2 strange re-occuring issues, that seems to happen
> >sporadically. I am not sure if they are related.
> >
> >Users are advised when trying to save a file that "the Drive is full",
> >even though there is alot of free space. I have read a technote on the
> >microsoft site about this as it is a known issue with Word, but their
> >suggested fixes do not help.
> >
> >Excel users are sometimes advised that 'The file is read only, as it is
> >locked by $USER' the USER is themselves. They quite often have not even
> >opened the file that day, when they get this. I have found in the past
> >that restarting samba has corrected this particular issue which leads me
> >to believe it is a problem with lock files. 
> >
> >Has anyone else experienced these issues and been able to correct them?
> >
> >How does samba create, and release its lock files, and what could stop
> >this from working as desired?
> >
> >Any help greatly appreciated. If i have not provided enough information
> >please let me know what you need.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Mark
> >  

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