[Samba] Strange locking behaviour upsets Apache

Dave Ewart davee at ceu.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 18 15:32:35 GMT 2008

On Friday, 18.01.2008 at 15:23 +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 02:10:40PM +0000, Dave Ewart wrote:
> > > It's the Windows redirectory that might hold the file open longer
> > > than the app does it.
> > 
> > What is "Windows redirectory"?
> Sorry, "Windows Redirector". It is the system component in a Windows
> client operating system that redirects your drive d: to a SMB share
> that resides on a file server.

Ah, thanks.

> > > 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.
> Hmm. This *should* work fine if you have not explicitly disabled
> kernel oplocks in your smb.conf.
> You might still try "oplocks = no". If you are not able to do this,
> then I can't help you any further.

Thanks for the info, Volker; much appreciated.

I will investigate our options...



Dave Ewart
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