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Re: Tag locking change

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Tag locking change
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 12:38:21 -0400 (EDT)

Greg A. Woods writes:
> Is this really a good idea?  Do people who start a 'cvs co -r' or some
> other command using the new tag too soon before an [r]tag is finished
> deserve to lose (assuming by some strange quirk of concurrency that
> their command catches up to the tag)?

Yes, I'd say they do.  And they always have in the past.  Locking the
whole tree was a fairly recent change in response to a report of lost
changes due to bugs in the previous directory-at-a-time locking method
and lots of people complained about it because tagging large trees can
take a long time and no one can even do checkouts or updates while the
tag is in progress.

-Larry Jones

Santa's gonna skip this block for years. -- Calvin

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