[Samba] Common MS Office and samba file share issue

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jul 9 00:23:40 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 10:14:23AM +1000, Kevin Bedford wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are many posts on many lists about this issue but no definitive 
> answers.
> For me the issue came up with a new server running CentOS 5 + samba 
> 3.0.35c + openldap.
> The recent postings I've seen always seem to have either RHEL 5 or 
> CentOS 5 in common with the provided 2.6.18 kernel.
> The issue is .doc or .xls files saving and then producing an error about 
> not being able to open the file for writing.  Then it claims the file is 
> locked by the user who just saved the file.  It even occurs in users own 
> home directories where no one else could have opened the file
> I've tried disabling kernel locks, oplocks, level2 oplocks, create mode 
> =0660 and
> SO_SNDBUF=8192
> All of which have been listed somewhere as fixes but do not help.  I've 
> been searching for a solution for nearly two months now.
> Can someone please tell me what it is????

Are you using ACLs on the drive ? If so, this is a bug with ACL
inheritance I've fixed for 3.0.30. Thanks


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