OpLocks with Windows XP and Samba

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a samba server and a w2k server. OpLocking has been turned off on both of them. and on the workstatoins that connect to it. Yet I run a filemonitor and the files are still being locked. This is causing a major slow down of a database program which pretty much brings it to a crawl. No matter what is tried the *.tps files are constantly being locked.
Question by:Kirius
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    What version of Samba are you using and what is the smb.conf?
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    If you read this page here:

    It has interesting info on the exact registry entries required for oplock control in windows. What don't you try setting these to 0 to turn it off - and restart - then see if things change?
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    I have still be unsuccessful getting the *.tps files to not lock. The files themselves are massively slowing down the database application. I switched over to an Access database and it works a lot better than the *.tps files did.  Requesting for a refund and topic to be closed.

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