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Re: The /. article

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2002-02-06 03:47:13 CET

Zack Weinberg wrote:
> I would point out that it is quite difficult to implement an atomic
> transaction model on top of bare Unix filesystem primitives, and even
> harder on Windows due to the lack of hard links. Use of a database
> gets Subversion atomicity for free.

I've always used mkdir() to create locks for both Windows and Unix. Is
there any reason (beyond slowness) that they are used instead of hard


Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com>
Web and OS performance plots - http://www.orcaware.com/orca/
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