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RE: Question re: deleted tags

From: Christopher.Fouts
Subject: RE: Question re: deleted tags
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 11:38:43 -0500

Yep, I should've know that because I've seen the 
"real" tags in the ,v files. Thanks!!!


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rick Genter [mailto:address@hidden 
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 11:37 AM
>To: Fouts Christopher (IFNA MP DC); address@hidden
>Subject: RE: Question re: deleted tags
>I believe that the "real" tags repository, as you call it, is 
>knowledge scattered in each ,v file in the repository. Each 
>file lists the tags with which it is tagged. That's why when 
>you specify a tag that is not in the val-tags file it can take 
>a long time to process the command; CVS has to look at every 
>,v file in the module(s) referenced in the command to see if 
>the tag exists. 
>Rick Genter
>Principal Engineer
>Silverlink Communications
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: address@hidden
>[mailto:address@hidden On 
>Behalf Of address@hidden
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 11:04 AM
>To: address@hidden
>Subject: RE: Question re: deleted tags
>I understand WHY now. Since val-tags is just a cache,
>where is the "real" tags repository. Again in my last
>post, I said I did NOT see the deleted tag in val-tags
>anymore, and don't see a tag that should still be there.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Larry Jones [mailto:address@hidden
>>Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 5:56 PM
>>To: Derek Price
>>Cc: Fouts Christopher (IFNA MP DC); address@hidden
>>Subject: Re: Question re: deleted tags
>>Derek Price writes:
>>> Since tag deletion is considered a relatively rare operation
>>(as well
>>> it
>>> should be), no one has ever bother to write the code for the
>>> complete tag search that would be necessary to determine if
>>the tag is
>>> really completely gone and should really be deleted from val-tags.
>>It's not necessary -- since val-tags is just a cache, it would
>>be safe to just delete it regardless.  Of course, the first 
>>thing that needs to be done is to add some kind of locking for 
>>the val-tags file since there isn't any right now and the more 
>>we update it the better the chance of it getting corrupted by 
>>simultaneous updates.
>>-Larry Jones
>>I'm so disappointed. -- Calvin
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