[Samba] Strange locking behaviour upsets Apache

Dave Ewart davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 18 14:10:40 GMT 2008

On Friday, 18.01.2008 at 14:53 +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> 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.

What is "Windows redirectory"?

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

Server is Debian/Etch/amd64, but with a slightly newer-than-Etch kernel
for hardware support: 2.6.22.

Dave Ewart
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