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Re: Rename atomicity

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Rename atomicity
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 20:39:49 -0500
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On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 11:24:19PM +0100, Assar Westerlund wrote:
> What the patch below does is introduce an
> option (`-R') for running without creating any lock-files.

This would let any user subvert CVS locking in the interest of
"saving time" (famous last words) and potentially corrupt the

-R would be safe if:
  - it could be used *only* on operations that don't change the
    repository (eg. checkout), and
  - it arranged that the user not be allowed to commit from the
    resulting sandbox

Failing that, it should be an optional feature chosen at
configure time -- and should be disabled by default!


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