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Re: Locking: repos upgrades?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-11-19 18:40:52 CET

On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 12:28, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 2. Are we allowed to increment the 'format' file? I'd certainly like
> to. Otherwise, a process using libsvn_fs 1.1 can create a lock, but
> then a process using libsvn_fs 1.0 would silently ignore the lock
> without realizing it. Does incrementing 'format' break our
> compatibility promises?

I think the cost of a downgrade silently ignoring locks is lower than
the cost of forcing a dump/load in order to downgrade.

Also, the repository format file isn't very meaningful any more. You'll
need to introduce an FS-specific format file if you want to do an
FS-specific format bump.

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