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Re: CVS over NFS

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: CVS over NFS
Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 12:06:45 -0400
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Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

* Gianni Mariani
| My experience with NFS file locking is that it does not allways work
| (on almost any platform).  NFS file locking may have improved and it
| may be less of an issue now but there is no reason to risk it since
| there are other more reliable alternatives.  I have used pserver mode
| pretty much exclusively in installations I use and it works best for
| cross platform development.

Is the main problem locking?  If so, would it help to place the locks
on a non-NFS disk?

Sure, assuming that all disk access to the NFS repository was from the same machine, but why did you want to access the repo via NFS in the first place, then?

There are also some issues with some versions of NFS being incompatible with others and data corruption. I don't know all the details, but you might want to check the message archives. The gist is, use NFS at your own risk.



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