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Re: Directory locking: current goals

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-10-17 09:12:30 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>As I said I have no experience with ClearCase, so if these conclusions are
>wrong, let me know. As I read this feature if you have to checkout a
>directory to add a file, then it would follow that if someone else has the
>directory checked out already, you cannot add a file. So, regardless of
>whether it is consistent, if this design does not allow more than one
>person to add files to a directory at the same time, I do not think it is
>very good design. That is all I meant.
It is, IMHO, the only viable design for a system that requires strict
locking by default. The potential problem you describe above doesn't
happen in real life because the CC client tools will wrap a file add in
a directory lock/unlock by themselves -- again by default. If you intend
to seriously rearrange the directory tree, you can still lock the
relevant directories explicitly.

-- Brane

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