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Re: Question about issue #2389 (fixing repos/README.txt).

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-17 00:40:33 CEST

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > "Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> >> I think that we ought to have a svn_fs_type() API anyway, because it
> >> has a legitimate use: Allowing svnadmin, or similar GUI programs, to
> >> inform the user of the type of a repository without resorting to
> >> manually peeking into it to see. After all, since bdb and fsfs
> >> repositories have to be handled by an administrator in different ways
> >> in some cases, there ought to be an official way to tell them apart.
> >>
> >> Now, building on the above premise that a svn_fs_type() is worthwhile
> >> in its own right, I don't think an additional feature test API is
> >> worthwhile, because this isn't a mechanism that needs to be
> >> extensible. We should preserve libsvn_repos's independence from the
> >> fs-type in every aspect except where compatibility forces us to give
> >> in. In this case, the issue is that part of the BDB-specific locking
> >> arrangements were engineered into libsvn_repos, not libsvn_fs. We have
> >> learnt from our mistake, and will not repeat it, so we can state with
> >> certainty that locks/db.lock will only ever be required for the bdb
> >> fs-type - fsfs, and *all future fs-types yet to be invented* will not
> >> use locks/db.lock. Come 2.0, the entire issue will go away entirely,
> >> when the compatibility break allows us to force the remaining
> >> BDB-specific locking down into the bdb fs module, where it belongs.
> >
> > Okay, I'll buy that argument.
> >
> > Max, would you like me to implement this, or are you on it?
> I'm happy to get on it once I get overrunning #525 work done (which is
> actually nearly finished, now).

/me sends up a cheer

> I'm also happy if you want to handle it.
> Related patch: http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-08/0702.shtml

If can do something to lighten your load so you can concentrate on
#525, I am happy to do it. I'll take care of svn_fs_type().


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