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Re: Issues with network file systems and CVS

From: Matthew Navarre
Subject: Re: Issues with network file systems and CVS
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 13:10:09 -0700
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On Tuesday 17 September 2002 12:40 pm, address@hidden wrote:
> > We've been using CVS with the repository exported via NFS to our UNIX
> > boxen.
> This seems to cause an undue amount of repository file corruption, and
> should be avoided.

Yah, I know. I've been trying to change it to using ssh, but keep getting 
"but... it works now" from TPTB. 
> > now we need to connect to another cvs repo at a remote site and the only
> > access the want to give us is via wincvs with the repository on a mapped
> > drive.
> What do you mean with the repository on a mapped drive?  If it's at a
> remote site, use some sort of client-server system, either ssh or
> pserver depending on your needs.  This should be much less intrusive
> than somehow NFS-mounting the drive from afar.

That's why I'm basically collecting ammo. They want us to use wincvs with a 
SMB mounted repo. Since I use FreeBSD this presents something of a problem.

> > Could someone explain to me the issues with mounting the repo via a
> > network filesystem?
> In the first place, it exposes the repository to anything anybody might
> do to it, whereas client-server restricts what somebody can do to the
> repository while making a mistake.
> In the second place, it seems to cause data corruption.  This is probably
> a case of locking problems, so that more than one server process will
> be working on the same directory without realizing it.

Thanks. That's what I need to try to convince them to DTRT. 
Thanks also to everyone else who replied. More ammo's always good :)

address@hidden           Matthew Navarre
It was a hard sell, since he's a database person, and as far as I've seen,
once those database worms eat into your brain, it's hard to ever get
anything practical done again. To a database person, every nail looks
like a thumb. Or something like that. - jwz

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