[Samba] OSX 10.6 Clients on a 3.4.11 Server

Yu Liao liaoyu17 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 20:26:51 MST 2011

I am interesting about you remove the tdb files and they come back. Do you
use ctdb mode? What is the value of clustering option?

2011/3/1 David Irving <dirving at workflowbydesign.com>

> Hello,
> I'm running Samba 3.4.11 on CentOS 5.2.. I Have some users at my company
> that have recently upgraded their macs to Snow Leopard 10.6.6 and are
> running in to some SMB issues. When they mount a share they can
> move,delete,copy folders just fine. If they open and close a file in one of
> those folders though, they cannot rename, delete, or move the folder because
> samba has it locked and it appears to stay locked until they dismount the
> volume (even though all files/folders are closed).
> This has only started happening since we upgraded our macs to 10.6.x
> (10.5.x works just fine).
> I'm completely at the end of my rope regarding this problem. I've tried
> tweaking various server side configuration options for oplocking, etc and
> have made 0 headway. One funny thing that I did notice is that, as a test, I
> shutdown Samba, deleted the lock tdb file, and restarted samba. As soon as
> the client reestablished it's connection with the server all the old locks
> (displayed using smbstatus) were put back in to place (I'm talking about
> something like 100 or so locks, some as old as 2 days). It looks like the
> client is requesting the locks on the folders for some reason.
> I'm 95% sure that this is a OSX client bug but I was hoping someone out
> there had a workaround for it.
> Thanks,
> David
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Best Regards.
Liao Yu

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