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Re: fsfs rep on Win98SE lock file problem

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-04-15 22:42:26 CEST

On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 16:36, Josh Pieper wrote:
> I was actually planning on using the repository recovery lock to
> implement an "svn obliterate" like functionality. I think it could be
> useful for other unforseen repository manipulating activities as
> well. Is there no way to have an exclusive write, shared read lock on
> Win95/98?

Win95/98/Me support is not a compelling reason to get rid of the
recovery lock by itself. But I still feel like "no read locks" is
pretty fundamental to the design of FSFS, and that we need to design
around that when making enhancements. In that view, the use of the
recovery lock in FSFS is a bug, albeit a minor one.

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Received on Fri Apr 15 22:43:25 2005

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