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Re: Why doesn't svn use /tmp for temporary files ? 1 of 10)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-05-11 19:51:32 CEST

On 5/11/06, subversion.mexon@spamgourmet.com

> OK. But in the case where I specify the full paths, subversion has no
> idea which filesystem I'm in. I could have been in /tmp, in which case
> it would have written there anyway. So writing the temporary file in
> the CWD isn't a guarantee that it'll be atomic, right?

Nope, but it's more likely to be correct that /tmp is.

> Anyway, is there a known bugs page for Subversion? You know, like the
> known bugs section in manpages, for "bugs" that can't or shouldn't be
> fixed. This seems like a candidate: annoying and counterintuitive, but
> not incorrect.

There's the issue tracker, but I don't know of any other page that
does precisely what you're asking. That's why we ask people to bring
up questions like this on the mailing lists.

-garrett

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