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Re: FSFS hotcopy issues

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-09-24 23:35:52 CEST

On Sat, 2005-09-24 at 22:33 +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> However, hotcopy is a corner case. Current FSFS hotcopy neither takes the
> write-lock, nor does it refrain from creating the format file until the FS
> is complete in every other way.

So the destination could wind up looking like a repository when it's not
complete, I guess. Not sure if that's a real concern.

> On a related note, I think I may have discovered a hotcopy race condition
> related to locking:

> OOPS! Now there is a lock in the hotcopied repository, for a path which does
> NOT exist in the hotcopied repository.

Is that a bug? I thought we could lock nonexistent paths.

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