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Re: FSFS locking and the impossibility of online obliteration

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-29 22:51:54 CEST

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> Recently, I've made legacy BDB-related locking code in libsvn_repos
> not apply to FSFS repositories.
>
> I believe that it was always a design goal of FSFS for readers to do
> no locking.
> However, a consequence of finally meeting this goal is that it will be
> impossible to ever implement race-safe online obliteration for FSFS
> repositories.
>
> Is this ok?

I think it's okay. If someone wants instantaneous effectiveness in
obliterate, they'll have to shut down the server first, that's all.

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