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Re: CVS file locking question

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS file locking question
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:49:04 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 13:58:26 (-0400), Larry Jones wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS file locking question
> Using a network filesystem to share a repository is a recipe for
> disaster; we've had many reports of corrupted repository files due to
> network file system bugs.  I strongly advise you to set up some form of
> client/server CVS instead.  You can find a version of CVS that will run
> as a server on NT at <>, but you'd likely have
> fewer problems running the server on a Unix platform.

I often share my working directories over NFS, but even then I never do
any CVS operations on the client....

Sharing of working directories works particularly well if either all
build machines are the same architecture, or you've got an architecture-
independent build system (eg. the native *BSD build -- I'm building
NetBSD/sparc from an NFS-mounted working directory right now, and I
built the i386 variant from the same directory at the same time (past
tense because my i386 machine is faster than the sparc, particularly
since it didn't have to pull the sources over NFS over my 10Mbps
ethernet :-)).

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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