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Re: [PATCH] Clarify the semantics of file locking

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-01-18 15:10:02 CET

Sorry, the patch was malformed because I deleted some irrelevant stuff from the
end and didn't adjust the line numbers. Here it is with the correct numbers.

- Julian

Clarify the semantics of file locking.

* notes/locking/locking-functional-spec.txt

Index: notes/locking/locking-functional-spec.txt
--- notes/locking/locking-functional-spec.txt (revision 12757)
+++ notes/locking/locking-functional-spec.txt (working copy)
@@ -48,6 +48,14 @@ II. New Client Behaviors
           right to change the file's text and properties, to delete the
           file, and to move the file.

+ The restriction on moving or deleting a locked file is a
+ restriction on changing its full path name in any way,
+ including by moving or renaming or deleting any of its
+ parent directories.
+ (A locked file can still be read and copied, and any copy of it
+ will not automatically be locked.)
     B. Client requirements for locking

        1. Enforcement system

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