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Re: Locking functional spec: timeouts

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-10-19 01:22:54 CEST

On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 19:12, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2004, at 6:02 PM, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
> >
> > I'd even consider implementing lock timeouts as something mod_dav_svn
> > handles itself, so that the repopsitory wouldn't have to know about
> > lock timeouts at all.
> >
> I don't think we should be designing locking for only one RA layer.

I don't think that's what Branko meant, but I don't see how we can do
what he says unless mod_dav_svn can somehow pop up three minutes after
the lock request and nullify the lock.

(To put it another way: if I use mod_dav_svn to request a lock which
expires after three minutes, and then I use ra_local to attempt to
commit to the file five minutes later, that commit needs to succeed.
Which means either mod_dav_svn did something active three minutes after
the lock request, or ra_local knows something about lock expiry.)

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