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Re: Atomic updates

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-22 15:07:16 CET

On 11/22/05, Sergey Proskurnya <alaley@gmail.com> wrote:
> Alex R. Mosteo пишет:
> > Célio Cidral Junior wrote:
> >
> >> 2005/11/21, Leon Zandman <lzandman@lode.nl>:
> >>
> >>> I would also like atomic updates. It happened to me once that an update
> >>> failed and I had to manually restore many files.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> At least I'm not alone :)
> >
> >
> > I'm for it, but optional. I have done some massive updates of multimedia
> > files from slow connections that would be hell if they were atomic.
>
> Agree with you.
> BTW, is there such enhancement request in SVN Issue Tracker?

No, because it's impossible: atomic means that everything changes, or
nothing *in 1 operation*.

There is no operating system which lets us rename more than 1 file per
rename operation, so, it's impossible.

I'd rather have you report bugs (with reproduction recipies!) which
show us how to create working copies in an unrepairable state: that's
something we *can* work on.

Thanks in advance!

bye,

Erik.
Received on Tue Nov 22 15:10:49 2005

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