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Re: Locking branch has been merged [Re: svn commit: r13571]

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-25 04:17:18 CET

On Mar 24, 2005, at 9:04 PM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> This continues to be a concern for locking stuffs, too, where a
> working copy might claim that a lock is held on a given resource, but
> in truth, that lock could have been broken a week ago and the working
> copy just be out of date.

That's not an oversight, that's a predicted scenario with code paths to
compensate. That's the reason tokens are reported during 'svn update':
  so updates can remove "defunct" tokens.

But in the larger picture, there *is* a general problem with caching
mutable server metadata, situations we haven't planned for. The
svn:date and svn:author revprops can change, and unless a file is an
exact target of an update, there's no way its cache of these things
will ever be synchronized. The same is true for the cached
lock-comment. Are these things to worry about? Should we file a bug?

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