[Samba] Problems with file locking over gnome-vfs (esp. OpenOffice.org)

Lars Erik Kolden lars.erik.kolden at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 07:51:26 GMT 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 6:49 PM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de> wrote:

> Just FYI: I'm just coming from a customer with exactly this
> problem using cifs.ko. OpenOffice 2 is just broken when it
> comes to cross-platform locking. Period.
> OpenOffice 3 does this differently with a vi-like lock file.
> This is not locked, but has the cleanup problem if a client
> has crashed and a different user wants to open the file.
> Volker

Thanks for your input, I had some fears this was the case. What you
are saying is that some locking will occur in OOo, although no "os
level" locking?

Thanks again, I will definitely install OOo 3 then.

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