[OmniOS-discuss] CIFS File Lock Problems

Geoff Nordli geoffn at gnaa.net
Fri Mar 6 19:16:27 UTC 2015

On 15-03-05 07:08 PM, Paul B. Henson wrote:
>> From: Aaron Curry
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 3:45 PM
>> We have encountered an issue with out OmniOS CIFS file server and file locks.
> We are currently actually using samba under omnios rather than the in-kernel CIFS server. One reason is that the in-kernel server does not support our requirement to use an MIT Kerberos realm for NFS, and an active directory domain for CIFS. Another is that samba just supports more current features of CIFS.
> I believe both of these issues are resolved in the nexenta illumos fork, which implements SMB2 and fixes a lot of other stuff. That code has been released and is available for integration into upstream illumos (where it would then come back down into omnios), but unfortunately that would be a lot of work and I don't believe anyone is currently planning on doing it :(. If that ever happens we will reevaluate the in-kernel CIFS server, as I'd rather be using that…
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Paul, when using Samba, can users restore files via the "previous 
versions" within Windows to see all of the snapshots? Having an easy way 
for people to restore files is a huge plus.

The main problem I have is every once in a while the server will lockup 
and the only way around it is a hard reset.

It would be great if those SMB2 and fixes get upstreamed at some point.



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