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Re: #739: Ensuring ACID in Subversion (aka watcher procecesses are fun)

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2002-09-19 19:12:56 CEST

"Bill Tutt" <rassilon@lyra.org> writes:

> > how does the watcher process kill the other processes? are we going to
> > install it with the appropriate privs so that it can kill them? setuid
> > binaries give me the creeps...
> Yes, it needs appropriate privs so that it can kill them if necessary.
> We can come up with various schemes to tell the client process to exit
> ASAP, but I think that the watcher process still needs to be able to
> forcefully kill the client applications.

You are seriously proposing a root process that kills other processes?
Including my Subversion aware editor which happens to be accessing the
repository? And my debugging session which happens to have reused the
crashed Subversion client process ID? This is a "completely and
utterly robust" solution?

Philip Martin
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Received on Thu Sep 19 19:13:32 2002

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