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Re: Locking design (was Re: svn commit: r9885 - trunk/notes)

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2004-05-26 20:59:59 CEST

On May 26, 2004, at 12:41 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>> With no transaction-based consistency protection?
> Write to a tmpfile, then move it.

Are you imagining a file move to have some sort of atomic guarantee?
Even if /tmp and the repos are both on local storage, if they are on
separate volumes (a common case), a move becomes a copy/delete
operation which might have fewer guarantees than you are perhaps

Feel free to ignore this if I'm just misunderstanding what you are


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