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Re: Use of CVS on large scales

From: John Minnihan
Subject: Re: Use of CVS on large scales
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 13:13:52 -0700

address@hidden wrote:

> >CVS' transitory file locking (the # files that get left hanging around after 
> >a
> >transient network blip) occurs during commit only (right Larry or Derek?), 
> >and
> >thus would be a factor if and only if all developers were attempting to 
> >commit
> >to the same file at the same time.
> Nope.  Read locks are placed in the repository to prevent concurrent write
> locks from being created.  If a read lock is left abandoned, then subsequent
> commits are disallowed.  If a write lock is left behind, all access is lost
> to that directory.

Thanks for the correction, which was also provided by donald.


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