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Re: CVS over NFS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS over NFS
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 12:57:57 -0400 (EDT)

[ On , May 8, 2002 at 17:31:14 (+0200), Tollef Fog Heen wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS over NFS
> * 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?

Maybe, but only if you're not sharing the NFS filestore between multiple
cvs "clients" (you can't share a non-NFS disk).....  On the other hand
figuring out how to do that and then implementing and testing it would
be quite difficult.....

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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