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Re: timestamp preservation design (issue 1256)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-06-20 09:41:34 CEST

P.Marek wrote:

>A versioning system is about *conserving*
>information, not losing it. Ideally *all* file information should be saved -
>unix rights, NT acl's, ... I believe a hash of the file is stored now.
Heh. What happens to ACLs if you commit on NT and check out on Unix?
What happens to Unix rights if the committer is 'root' but 'luser' wants
to check out a setuid file? There are probably hundreds of such interop
problems with this idea, which is mainly why we didn't implement it
(yes, we _did_ discuss it).

Conserving information is not the same as being a cross between a magpie
and a packrat. Some things are better forgotten. :-)

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