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Re: Exclusive Locking: design in a nutshell

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-05-21 08:44:15 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:

>Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> writes:
>>What happens in the DAV spec if the user later cancels their LOCK? Do
>>those previous PUT's get discarded or committed? If the former, then it
>>seems odd that the DAV server should have previously handed out those now
>>invalid versions to someone that did a GET.
>This is my only concern with the current proposal. It would seem,
>though, that LOCK cancellation can be accomplished by remembering what
>the resource looked like at the time the LOCK was taken out, and if
>the LOCK is aborted, simply commit one more time with the lock removal
>and content reversion.
That's another reason why I'm against the idea that a locked PUT be
treated as a checkpoint. It's contrary to the transaction-centric design
of Subversion.

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