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Re: Locking server implementation: libsvn_repos or libsvn_fs

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-02 17:44:55 CET

On Oct 29, 2004, at 4:17 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> It seems like most of the smaller issues have dropped out of this
> thread. Allow me to oversimplify.
> * The remaining 'big' argument for locks-in-fs is "it's more
> convenient for
> callers."
> * The remaining big argument for locks-in-repos is "it's easier to
> implement".

Sorry to jump in so late here, but I haven't seen anyone bring up
gstein's big argument against locks-in-repos, namely that programs that
directly access the fs will circumvent any locks that are in-place
(e.g. SubWiki).

For the most part, I think I prefer locks-in-repos, but I just wanted
to air this one argument since I haven't seen it mentioned yet.


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