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Re: svn commit: r23105 - branches/issue-2699-dev

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-01-22 17:05:58 CET

Peter Lundblad wrote:
> cmpilato@tigris.org writes:
>> Author: cmpilato
>> Date: Fri Jan 19 08:49:16 2007
>> New Revision: 23105
>> Log:
>> * branches/issue-2699-dev
>> New feature branch for adding support for all-or-nothing multi-path
>> locks. (And no, I *don't* why this one of a thousand feature
>> requests is interesting to me...)
> This sounds cool, although it might be interesting to see a design for
> how to solve this in FSFS before investing too much in the rest.
> What compatibility/format change issues will we have?

Yeah, that was my next step. There are a couple of approached that come
quickly to mind:

   lock repos
   check for state that should guarantee success (read-only)
   do work
   if failure (should only be non-Subversion reasons):
   unlock repos


   lock repos
   do work, keeping track of the how-to-undo-it list
   if failure (Subversion or non-Subversion reasons):
      if failure ((should only be non-Subversion reasons):
   unlock repos

But I definitely need to spend some more time thinking about the problem
before diving in. And while doing so, I'll sing a song about how
beautiful subsystem-provided transactions and atomicity are.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Mon Jan 22 17:06:31 2007

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