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Re: Next Steps: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond

From: Derek Price
Subject: Re: Next Steps: CVS Import Bug - Please Respond
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 17:17:40 -0400
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Larry Jones wrote:

>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.

I just waded through the code and can barely believe it myself.  I had
only meant to glance through to refresh my memory...

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

Perhaps no one has reported this before because the RCS locks have been
saving people in general.  This particular combination of an NFS mounted
repo and heavily used imports may be rare.



Derek R. Price
CVS Solutions Architect
Ximbiot <http://ximbiot.com>
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