[Pkg-samba-maint] Samba Client Problem

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Wed Jul 23 20:04:47 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 06:47:17PM +0200, Somló György wrote:
> Dear DSM Guys,

> We have hit the walls here in Hungary and need your help.

> We are developing on Debian LINUX platform and our SW products intend to work 
> on SAMBA-based file server environments (Windows and LINUX servers, Windows 
> and LINUX clients, in widely varying combinations).

> Recently we have serious problems on shared file accessing operations. 
> Eventually we have pointed out that locking shared files on the server is 
> definitely not working in our places. On debugging we can see as one client 
> is locking some file and another client is able to lock and write the same 
> file at the same time because the second client gets no declination from the 
> server for its request to lock the file have already locked.

> We are detecting this malfunction when using two LINUX Samba Client machines, 
> have tried Etch and Lenny, Ubuntu and Debian. We have got the same result. We 
> are detecting the problem no matter what the type of the server is (Windows, 
> LINUX, Novell (NCP)).

> We may setup or install something wrong. We do not really believe that Samba 
> Client has such an enormous bug like that.

> Please give us assistance ASAP because we have quite an issue here and are 
> knee-deep in partner problems.

How are you locking the files?  Are you using a client library such as
libsmbclient, or are you accessing the files using kernel-level mounts (the
smbfs or cifs kernel driver)?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org

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