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RE: Lock question

From: Simon Renshaw
Subject: RE: Lock question
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 15:55:13 -0500

Sorry about the delay.

The lock file look like
and is owned by simon. That's my username.

Each dev use his own username and since I'm not a dev I don't usually
commit stuff.

But, there is a Windows machine running Cruisecontrol with CVSNT 2.5.03
that uses my name to check CVS for changes.

Could it be the cause of the lock?


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Denniston [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: 31 octobre, 2007 14:05
To: Simon Renshaw
Cc: cvs
Subject: Re: Lock question

Please keep the messages on the mailing list.

Simon Renshaw wrote, On 10/31/2007 12:39 PM:
> 1) Server is running 1.11.21 and the clients are Eclipse 3.X

As I am unaware of what Eclipse 3.X is, I do not know which CVS or CVSNT

version is running with it, i.e., run cvs --version on at least one

> 2) everybody is using extssh.

Ok, that sounds like a CVSNTism, unless unless CVS-1.12.X has picked it
So then you are 100% sure, that they ALL are using extssh. I am making
assumption that there is more than one developer, and that all of them
using Eclipse. :)

> 3) No. The repo is on the server where CVS is running.

Um... think you need to understand a little more.
there is a program running on each client as well as the server, and
it's name is cvs or cvs.exe (call it cvs_binary). Eclipse likely does an

appropriate system call to start cvs_binary to actually do work.
The cvs_binary can normally work in client or server mode, or both,
means if given opportunity it can work directly with the repository
(which is 
a bad thing if the repo is on NFS||SMB).

But if I take your answer at face value, what I hope I can believe you
to mean 
is that no one can mount|connect the share where your repository is at
their developer machines. correct||incorrect?

Also let me re ask:
Was the lock owned by the user-name of the dev who had the problem?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Denniston [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: 31 octobre, 2007 12:20
> To: Simon Renshaw
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Lock question
> Simon Renshaw wrote, On 10/31/2007 10:16 AM:
>> Hi,
>> I have a question concerning locks.
>> >From time to time a dev try to commit a file and it just hang there.
>> When this happen, I look in the repo and I find that there is a lock.
> Was the lock owned by the user-name of the dev who had a problem?
>> My question is: why does this randomly happen?
>> So basically I'm trying to figure out if this is a problem with CVS
>> Eclipse.
>> Thanks!
>> Simon
> I think we need to know:
> 1) versions of CVS on server and several of the clients (or are they
> running the same distribution?)?
> 2) the connection methods being used, and are you sure ALL of your
> developers 
> using the same connection method?
> 3) Is anyone trying to use one of :fork:, :local: or bare connection
> methods 
> to the repository, and the repository being on an NFS, SMB or other
> network 
> file system?

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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