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Old 07-22-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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about file locking in open office

hi all,
first of all i want to apologize if i entered in the wrong forum. i have a problem in open office application. You see, i share my folder over samba protocol, so anybody can read and write my files. the problem arises when i open a file - say, data.doc - and my friends in LAN open the same file, but no warning that someone have already opened the file. So both of us open a same file simultanously in write mode. If i change the file and save it, then my friend edit the file and save it also, i lost what i have changed. Is there any solution for this? Thanx.
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Strictly speaking, an SMB server should check for locks before every read and write call on a file. Unfortunately, with the way fcntl() works, this can be slow and may overstress the rpc.lockd. This is almost always unnecessary because clients are independently supposed to make locking calls before reads and writes if locking is important to them. By default, Samba only makes locking calls when explicitly asked to by a client, but if you set strict locking = yes, it will make lock checking calls on every read and write call.


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