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Re: multiple cvs clients operating on same working directory

From: Stephan Feder
Subject: Re: multiple cvs clients operating on same working directory
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:43:44 +0100

Hello David,

David Fuller wrote:
> What condition could you be in where you would be running those two
> commands concurrently?

Just think about a cron job that regularly updates my working directory
and that starts the very moment I am accessing the repository on the

I am not so much worried about the final state of my working directory
as about things getting lost or corrupted.

If for example I checkout the same module twice at the same time, will I
end up with a working copy of that module and correct meta information
that describes that very working copy, or will I end up with garbage
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Stephan Feder wrote:
> > Sorry, perhaps I did not state my question correctly so maybe the
> > following example clarifies what I want to know:
> >
> > Suppose I invoke "cvs update" and "cvs commit" concurrently in the same
> > working directory. Do these two clients get mixed up or do they
> > synchronize their access to the working directory and the CVS
> > subdirectory?
> >
> > I know that concurrent access to the repository is not a problem but
> > what about the working directory?
> >
> >       Stephan
> > --
> > Stephan Feder wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > is it safe to run multiple cvs clients that operate on the same working
> > > directory (for example one does a checkin and another does a checkout)?
> > >
> > > TIA
> > >         Stephan

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