[Samba] Text file busy

Christine Lafrance christine.lafrance at ensmp.fr
Tue May 15 09:35:07 GMT 2007

Diego Woitasen wrote:
> Hi!
> somebody knows how to avoid that samba mantains the files open on the
> server side while the clients close them.
> I have problems with a samba file server and windows/linux clients
> with the message "text file busy". The clients doesn't have the files
> open, the problem is in the server.
> I tried with oplocks=no without sucess.
> regards,
>   diegows

We are using Samba 3.024 with a Linux Debian Etch
We had the same problems with a unix share mounted by NFS (homes)  on 
the samba server

"The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a
portion of the file"

The problem had been resolved adding these oplocks parameters in smb.conf  :

kernel oplocks = no

       oplocks = yes
       level2 oplocks = yes

Parameters in [homes] section  are default parameters


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