Bug 3118 - Problem with ACL on MS Word documents
Problem with ACL on MS Word documents
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services
All Solaris
: P3 normal
: none
Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2005-09-27 05:27 UTC by Clemens Mayer
Modified: 2006-01-18 08:50 UTC (History)
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Description Clemens Mayer 2005-09-27 05:27:24 UTC
I use stable version of Samba 3.0.20 with Sun Solaris 9 and UFS filesystem with
ACL support. I have also tested it with the same Samba version with Suse 9.3 und
ext3 filesystem.

After changing a ".doc" file (writing some characters) I have to wait for 10
seconds to save it. Saving the document earlier causes an Error by MS Word.
("Disk Full" or "Too many open Files"). By testing the ACLs I found the Problem
is caused by the User ACLs on the current directory. If there are not set any
User ACLs the problem doesn't occur. And it doesn't matter if there are ACLs on
the file itself or not. 
Saving the same file as ".rtf" or ".txt" causes no problem. 
By sniffing the SMB Protokoll I found some locking Messages.

This problem occur on word documents from version MS office XP and
later. It does not depend on used OS ( win XP, 2000, 2003 ) and on installed
Comment 1 Walter Haidinger 2005-09-27 05:52:48 UTC
Wild guess: Related to bug 3055?

samba-3.0.20/source/smbd/posix_acls.c, line 1051,

The patch from bug 3055 only adds some code to the (!got_user) 
code but there is (!got_group) and (!got_other) too!
Comment 2 Walter Haidinger 2005-09-27 05:56:46 UTC
Sorry, please s/bug 3055/bug 2346/g in my previous comment! Thanks.
Comment 3 Jeremy Allison 2005-09-27 22:26:33 UTC
Can you attach a debug level 10 log of the problem ocurring please.
Comment 4 Jeremy Allison 2005-09-28 18:39:00 UTC
Damn, I only have MS-Office 2000. My MSDN subscription has expired (I'm working
on getting another one). Jerry, can you test this please ? It doesn't happen
with Office 2000.
Comment 5 Jeremy Allison 2005-09-28 18:42:40 UTC
Hang on a minute... I've got Office 2003 - I'm going to install and test that...
Comment 6 Jeremy Allison 2005-09-28 20:18:07 UTC
Ok I've tried to reproduce this with Office 2003 SP2 installed on an ext3 drive
with ACLs and can't. There seem to be no problem with rapid multiple saves on an
open modified file. I'm going to need to see more data (a debug level 10 log
file at least) to investigate. As it is it doesn't look like it's worth holding
up 3.0.20a for.
Comment 7 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2006-01-18 08:50:56 UTC
closing .  no response frm origional reporter.