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Re: [PATCH] default to --no-auth-cache

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-14 22:09:04 CET

Benjamin Pflugmann wrote:

>On Mon 2003-01-13 at 15:25:23 -0800, rbb@rkbloom.net wrote:
>>'svn st -u' shouldn't be adding auth data to the wc if it wasn't
>>there to begin with. IMHO, only checkout and update should be
>>modifying the cached auth information.
>Why? The only reason I can imagine is because 'svn stat' doesn't
>change the WC, only checkout and update do.
>But... that is about versioned data. Authentication data is not part
>of the repository, it is not part of the versioned data. It *may* be
>stored within the WC, but that's all. It's simply a cached data.
>In other words, it is *not* inconsistent for a 'repository, read-only'
>operation to write to some cache which happens to be in the WC. That's
>not only true for authentication data, but for any kind of caching
>that is able to speed up network operations. And 'svn st -u' is such
>an operation.

Not to mention that read operations might require a password, too, not
just write operations.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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