[Samba] OSX 10.6 Clients on a 3.4.11 Server

David Irving dirving at workflowbydesign.com
Tue Mar 1 06:41:32 MST 2011

This particular server is a standalone unit, meaning that it is not part 
of a cluster. It was almost like the client is maintaining it's own list 
of locks and sending them to the server?

- David

On 02/28/2011 10:26 PM, Yu Liao wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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David Irving, Technical Director
Workflow By Design, LLC
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