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Re: cvs -R (was: Rename atomicity)

From: Gerhard Sittig
Subject: Re: cvs -R (was: Rename atomicity)
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2001 12:24:08 +0100

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 20:39 -0500, Eric Siegerman wrote:
> 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
> repository.

Maybe wording hasn't been correct (didn't check the patch
myself).  FreeBSD's intent for the -R option mostly was a "read
only repo" and I guess the option letter is trying to signal
this.  It comes in very handy when you have anonymous servers or
source repos on CDROM media et al.

So it boils down to the question of "does the patch eliminate
locking or does it consider the repo to be read only?" --
apparently there's quite a difference between these POVs ...

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