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Re: trivial yet very serious bug, suggestions welcome

From: Philip Martin <philip_martin_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: 2001-10-30 00:51:01 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> "Paul Smith" <pausmith@nortelnetworks.com> writes:
> > Be careful with timestamps.
> >
> > Remember that they can behave differently if your repository is on an
> > NFS filesystem, for example, if the server's clock is not identical to
> > your local clock (which happens quite often).
> >
> > If you update a file "normally" (by modifying it or creating it or
> > whatever), then it's the server's responsibility to set the timestamp so
> > it will be in relation to the server's clock. But, if you explicitly
> > set the time on the file then it will obviously be in relation to your
> > local clock.
> >
[snip]
>
> This is only client-side -- server times don't affect this issue.

But it might be the working copy the is NFS mounted. I think Paul is
right, don't mess with the timestamps.

Philip

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