[Samba] RE: File lock recovery

Sudheer Kurichiyath skurichiyath at vmware.com
Wed Nov 19 12:15:20 GMT 2008

Replying to my own post. I got it working by using  SO_KEEPALIVE option in smb.conf and tuning keepalive proc variables. Please let me know if there is a cleaner way to get the same result.

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>  On Behalf Of Sudheer Kurichiyath
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 2:39 PM
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> Subject: [Samba] File lock recovery
> Hi,
> I am having some issues with lock recovery.
> If a client gets powered off after acquiring an exclusive 
> lock on a file,  the Windows server  grants the file lock to 
> a second client within 2 minutes. However, the Samba server 
> (version Samba 3.0.28-0.el5.8) that I am having does not look 
> to be detecting the dead client and so, a second client is 
> not getting the lock on the same file even if it waits for 
> >30 minutes.
> Is it (no resource recovery) an expected behaviour? Is the 
> resource recovery time is something that can be configured? 
> Can the option "reset on zero vc" be useful in such a situation?
> Thank you in advance for your help
> Thanks and Regards
> Sudheer
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