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Re: Help on Tempfiles

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Help on Tempfiles
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 12:02:14 -0400

Paul Sander wrote:

> The ,*, files are indeed artifacts of RCS; they're the updated copies of the
> RCS files before they're renamed back to *,v files.  Creating them in a
> different location doesn't buy us anything because they'd still have to be
> copied back (to a new name) and renamed to the original.

Um, well, if the temp dir could be guaranteed to be on the same file system as 
repo, then the temp file could be renamed directly without the copy.

Unfortunately, RCS uses the files as a lock file, so aside from a race 
condition in
the CVS code which could probably be fixed, the file actually prevents anyone 
RCS from making a change to the archive at the same time as CVS.  I'm not sure 
want to break that functionality completely.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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