[olug] Samba

Terry td3201 at yahoo.com
Fri May 14 18:34:39 UTC 2004

Turn off opportunistic locking:
oplocks = no

Ideally, you should turn it off for troublesome files:
veto oplock files = /*.dbf

--- Craig Wolf <cjwolf at mpsomaha.org> wrote:
> Ok, here we go.  I have a Samba server serving 7
> people with 3-4 people accessing the database of a
> program that is on each workstation.  The program
> works GREAT when 1 person is in it.  We just started
> using it with more than 1 person and noticed a
> problem.  It appears that there is some file locking
> going on because when 2-3 people get into it, 1 can
> work ok, one locks up completely, and the other
> person's access is PAINFULLY slow.  I am using the
> version of Samba that comes with SuSE 9.0 Pro
> (Version:2.2.8?) with current patches (of OS and
> Samba).  I DID find an article about adding
> "locking=no" to the smb.conf global area and I did
> that with no word from the office if that helped.
> Here are my 2 questions:
> 1. Upgrading to Samba 3.02, what would I need to
> watch for?  Other than the Samba RPM, what else
> would I need?  Would the file locking issue go away?
> 2. Since I just got SuSE 9.1 Pro in, what issues
> would I possibly see with upgrading the system
> completely?  In particular, the 2.6 kernel.  
> This server is an HP Proliant DL350, 3-36GB Raid 5,
> 1GB RAM, 2 NIC config with a 1-1 NAT firewall (Thanx
> Adam!) and an internal DLT8000 tape drive.
> If I don't find a "workaround/fix" quickly for this
> piece of software, this machine will have to have
> Windows server 2000 installed and setup.  TIA!!
> Signed,
> Craig "Frustrated by crappy window$ software" Wolf
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