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Re: attn: ghudson; FSFS and multi-threading on Unix broken?

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-04-07 19:26:34 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> wrote on 04/07/2005 12:37:21 PM:

> On Apr 6, 2005, at 3:09 PM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >
> > Not at all. It's a bug, and we're going to fix it before releasing
> > 1.2. :-)
> >
>
> I'm trying to get a handle on if/how much/at all this bug blocks a 1.2
> release.
>
> As ghudson said, this a bug, but only a theoretical one. FSFS has been
> in production at many sites for more than 8 months, and nobody's ever
> seen it in practice We're just theorizing that it *might* happen
> someday.
>
> Given that, do we feel that it needs to block 1.2 at all? Could we
> take our time to fix it, and release the fix in 1.2.1? (Speaking of
> which, have we even filed an issue on this yet?)

Didn't someone else point out that this problem would not exist on Linux
prior to the 2.6 kernel? That could explain why it hasn't shown up. Also,
it presumably would not effect svn+ssh:// which I bet a lot of *nix people
use. Finally, it is entirely possible that the customers with high
activity, using mod_dav_svn, on Linux 2.6, are all using BDB currently.

I just do not see how this cannot be a blocker, and a backport.

Mark

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