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Re: [PATCH] update www/faq.html entry about Subversion filesystems

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-27 17:25:30 CEST

Gabor Szabo <szabgab@gmail.com> writes:
> I have been reading the FAQ and I think there are a number of points
> that might need improvement. Here is a patch for one of the entries.
>
> update www/faq.html entry about Subversion filesystems

Thanks. Some pointers:

A fully-formatted log message helps. (See HACKING.)

> Index: faq.html
> ===================================================================
> --- faq.html (revision 15176)
> +++ faq.html (working copy)
> @@ -345,14 +345,23 @@

Please use a path relative to the top of the trunk tree, that gives us
a standard place from which to apply all patches.

> <p>No. The "Subversion Filesystem" is not a kernel-level filesystem that
> one would install in an operating system. Instead, it refers to the
> -design of Subversion's repository. The repository is built on a
> +design of Subversion's repository. The repository is built on either a
> database (currently <a href="http://www.sleepycat.com">Berkeley
> -DB</a>) and exports a C API that <i>simulates</i> a filesystem -- a
> +DB</a>) or on a filesystem (currently
> +FSFS)
> +and exports a C API that <i>simulates</i> a filesystem -- a
> versioned filesystem. Thus writing a program to access the repository
> is like writing against other filesystem APIs. The main difference is
> that this particular filesystem doesn't lose data when written to; old
> -versions of files and directories are saved.</p>
> +versions of files and directories are saved.
> +</p>

I like the spirit of this change, but felt it didn't really clarify
things, so checked in r15179 instead.

(The last bit is a formatting tweak that only distracted from the real
change anyway, by the way. We try not to mix formatting changes with
substantive changes.)

Thanks,
-Karl

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