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Re: [PATCH] Release candidate patch for adding external locking filecode to svn_repos_open

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-11-05 05:57:24 CET

Files wrote:

>Ok. I'm a little confused here.
>1. I can run an access database on a novell share, and have multiple people
>access it and write to it..ž
IIRC, Novell offers the same kind of strict locking that Win32 does.

>2. I can run an access database on a windows share and have multiple people
>access it and write to it.
    * Are you sure that writes to different areas in the database are
    * What happens to the database if the client process crashes (or the
      network connection dies, for example) before writes are complete?

>3. How can I do the same w/ BDB w/o a server?
Very, very carefully. Concurrent access is not the only problem.
Crashes, network outages, etc. etc. can cause no end of grief with a
remote database that can be avoided or guarded against with a local

>4. Does BDB mmap files?
Yes. So does every database engine that cares about performance, but
most databases don't even give you the option of running without a server.

>5. Will this problem go away if we used something like SQLite instead of BDB?
I have no idea.

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