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Re: fsfs rep on Win98SE lock file problem

From: Steve Beet <steve.beet_at_ieee.org>
Date: 2005-04-18 11:06:41 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Hudson" <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
To: "Steve Beet" <steve.beet@ieee.org>
Cc: <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: fsfs rep on Win98SE lock file problem

> On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 10:14, Steve Beet wrote:
>> I've just picked up on this thread - better late than never. I have the
>> same
>> problem with checkouts under Windows ME. I'm currently on SVN 1.1.4 and
>> Tortoise SVN 1.1.5. Both behave the same (as did 1.1.3).
>>
>> Any chance of providing a workaround or a proper fix? I'd love to dump
>> CVS and
>> migrate to SVN but until I can get around this problem, it's not
>> practical.
>
> The list has mostly decided that these platforms are a low priority.
> I'm unlikely to put in the work myself.
>
> However, if someone else wants to look into it, the change is fairly
> simple: there's this "recovery lock" in the repository library, which
> was designed for the specific needs of the BDB back end. It doesn't
> really make sense for FSFS, which has no recovery operation and which is
> designed to allow completely unlocked read access. So the lock was
> added at the wrong layer, but we can't do anything about that. The fix,
> then, is to make libsvn_repos not use the recovery lock when the
> repository is of type FSFS.
>

Thanks for the tip - I'll have a look at the source and see what's needed.

Steve

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