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Re: Using subversion on a LAN

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-10-30 21:42:12 CET

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 08:15:51AM -0500, Kopp David K wrote:
> 2) svn notices that the URL protocol is lan, (or nfs or whatever
> bogus protocol you like). It determines that K:\logpars\subversion\powerLOGJ
> is the directory holding the Subversion repository, so it checks to see if a
> file (let's call it lan.lock) exists in that directory. If it does, it


I just realized something, which hasn't been noted before. Subversion
*already* has a lock around the access to the repository. Nominally, we
use it to lock out users while a recovery is being performed (altho that
isn't working as designed right now). But you should be able to leverage
that lock for your own needs.

Look in libsvn_repos/repos.c::get_repos() and how it interacts with the

You might be able to significantly reduce your patch size and its
"intrusion" into the Subversion control flow.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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