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Re: Next Steps: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Next Steps: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:49:21 -0400 (EDT)

Derek Price writes:
> Actually, though atomicity and locking are disjoint concepts, it sure
> looks like import is skipping directory locks.  Please see my previous post.

Our posts crossed in the e-mail.  I'm simply astounded -- if anyone else
had said it, I don't think I would have believed it.  I can't believe no
one has ever reported it before.

> But since import is still using the old RCS-style file locks via
> RCS_checkin, I would think corruption would still be avoided, but now
> that I am looking closer, maybe add_rcs_file in import.c isn't even
> using those?  Regardless, my suggestion in the previous post on fixing
> the problem should still apply.

It's also possible that the RCS-style locks don't work correctly on
their NFS-mounted file system.

-Larry Jones

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