[Samba] Strange locking behaviour upsets Apache

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Jan 18 13:53:47 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:14:30PM +0000, Dave Ewart wrote:
> Can you explain what's actually going on in the above problem, please?
> Is the Windows editor doing something wrong/unhelpful in generating the
> lock?  Or is it simply taking advantage of behaviour which is allowed by
> Samba?  Specifically, why does the lock take 10-15 seconds to go away?

It's the Windows redirectory that might hold the file open
longer than the app does it.

BTW, what is your server platform? With Linux and activated
kernel oplock this should not happen.

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