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Re: Logging out Idle CVS Users.

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Logging out Idle CVS Users.
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:28:32 -0500

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> Gaganinder Singh wrote:
> Steve,
> What I mean by idle is that when a user logs into CVS and check out Code of
> a module. Once he has the code he minimizes the cvs client and starts
> working on the code. ( The CVS Client Application is still running and
> logged in ).
"minimizes"... Hm, are you using cvsnt[1]? If you are then maybe their email
list[2] would be of more help.
If you are on unix, then as Steve said "if people aren't doing anything they
will consume no resources...", with one minor nit, if their cvs process is
waiting for a commit message to be entered they are probably consuming some
On unix[3] you could take the approach that if someone is doing something with
CVS then they can restart their command if you break it... on the server issue
`killall -SIGTERM cvs` or if you are _really tired_ of all the extra cvs's
hanging around `killall -9 cvs`
On M$ windows* just reboot, or use the task manager.
Of course we could be talking about windows clients on a client machine, which
would mean we have to ask... why do the users not have different windows user
names, & why do they all work from the same console, & why can they each not
look at the pretty windows bar and see there is already a *cvs client window
open for the using???

[3] actually I have tested this on Linux. before using it on other *NIX
variants make sure that killall will kill only the named process(es) and not
just *ALL* processes. Solaris 2.6 (and older) is known to have a killall that
only kills all processes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve McIntyre [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8:00 PM
> To: Gaganinder Singh
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Logging out Idle CVS Users.
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 07:32:33PM +0530, Gaganinder Singh wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >In CVS we are mapping CVS Users to one System User. I are facing a
> >problem of excessive users logging into CVS and remaining idle. I would
> >like to log out the idle users from CVS, however since many CVS Users
> >are mapped to one System user I am unable to do this due to the mapping.
> >
> >Have any of you implemented logging out idle CVS Users .
> What do you mean by idle? The CVS client reconnects to the server each time
> it runs a command, so if people aren't doing anything they will consume no
> resources...
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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