I have a mystery – I have two Debian Lenny servers both running the same version of davfs2 and the same version of openoffice.org. When you open an openoffice document, openoffice creates a lock file of the same name, but prefixed with “.~lock”. This file retains a copy of the document until you save and exit, whereon it is removed automatically.
The mystery is that, at one of our branches, it reduces size to 0, but is never actually removed; after which time the file cannot be edited until that lock file is manually removed.
Both servers have the same davfs2.conf and I have done a diff between the two servers: Continue Reading