[Samba] File locks?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Apr 10 17:35:43 GMT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:12:54AM -0600, Jim Young wrote:
> Hello,
>   Recently, the following problem started happening with a particular samba
> server:
> If i have a file open for reading (say, a pdf in xpdf) and then try to write
> to it (say, through recompiling a latex document) it complains that it
> cannot open the file for writing.
> this seems like a file lock issue but I am unsure where it is happening. My
> previous usage should be perfectly safe since xpdf should only open for
> reading.
> This problem does not happen locally or when I connect to a different samba
> server (a windows machine). I can also ssh into the remote server, port xpdf
> , and my local process can write to the file. It is the samba connection
> that is making the lock.
>   I am running Debian Unstable, using smbclient/smbfs 3.0.28a-1 to connect
> to a samba server (unix backend) on my university network. Server:
> Samba3.0.10-1.4E
> I mount the smb share in my fstab as follows:
> //myserver/jyoung    /mnt/uni        smbfs
> credentials=credsfile,gid=jyoung,uid=jyoung,auto,rw

smbfs is going out of support soon. You should be using cifsfs


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