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Re: Installing repository on NetApp

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-10 23:54:13 CET

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 16:33, Chris Wein wrote:
> I am evaluating subversion for a new project and immediately ran into
> the problem where the repository cannot be NFS mounted due to locking
> requirements.

Well, the NetApp folks claim to support posix locking semantics
"perfectly" over NFS. That gets you halfway to using BerkeleyDB over
NFS, but there's still the problem of using mmap() on file regions. If
more than one machine tries to access the repository at once, you'll
probably run into serious database corruption problems. If only *one*
computer ever accesses the repository over NFS, then it will probably
work just fine.

(This isn't a terrible restriction, of course. Just use a Subversion
server process (apache or svnserve) to access the repository over NFS,
making it available to clients.)

Let us know how it works for you.

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