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Re: [Locking] commit and unlock

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2004-12-17 13:43:14 CET

Benjamin Pflugmann wrote:
> On Fri 2004-12-17 at 01:27:11 +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> [...]
>>>As a project administrator, I often put locks on files that I don't want
>>>people to edit, even if I'm not actively working on it. I want to lock
>>>it and leave it, knowing that it will be preserved in that state until
>>>I'm ready for it.
>>That sounds like a bit of a crude way of implementing access control. You
>>are free to do that if it works for you, but I don't think that this
>>discussion should by influenced by a desire to facilitate that usage.
> I understand locking to be mainly for serializing access, while
> authorization is mainly for controlling access. Please correct me, if
> I am wrong.
> So while freezing a branch in preparation for and during rolling a
> release could be implemented via authorization (or pre-commit hook),
> locking it seems the easier choice to me.
> I don't mean, that any emphasis should be put on the that. I just
> wanted to point out that while this is a bit in-between, this was not
> about misusing locking to implement authorization.

OK, I accept that. It's not "a crude way of implementing access control".
It's just a use case for wanting locked files to remain locked by default.

- Julian

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