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Re: [PATCH] pre-update and pre-getfile hook

From: Mathias Weinert <mathias.weinert_at_gfa-net.de>
Date: 2006-03-01 11:36:23 CET

Peter Lundblad wrote:

> Mathias Weinert writes:
> > Referring to http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-02/0304.shtml Max Bowsher wrote:
> >
> > I agree with you that now as we have per path access control for
> > svnserve these hooks aren't as important as they've been. But on
> > the other side they could be used for other things like logging,
> > preventing people from checking out too much (e. g. root) as
> > recently discussed in another thread or blocking certain IP
> > addresses.
> >
> > What exactly do you mean with "The efficiency implications are
> > major"? Would the hook significantly slow down things?
> >
>
> Depends on how often it is invoked. If it would be invoked for each
> path, that probably is a performance problem. Look in
> subversion/libsvn_repos/hooks.txt. That's a design doc for the
> current hooks with further ideas on "read sentinels" - basically a
> hook that will be started once and notified for each path processed
> with the ability to stop the operation. Might be useful if we want
> read hooks-

In its current version the pre-update hook is invoked once for
a checkout/update and twice for a getfile (e. g. 'svn cat').

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