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Re: The /. article

From: Tom Lord <lord_at_regexps.com>
Date: 2002-02-06 09:40:53 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

If the file system in question is managed by NFS, mkdir is not
guaranteed to fail if the directory already exists.


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