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Re: [RFC] FSFS filesystem options (long, sorry)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-03-05 15:45:33 CET

On 3/5/07, Peter Lundblad <plundblad@google.com> wrote:

> I think a db/config is fine in general, but not for values that can't just
> be tweaked. I think values that only svnadmin (or similar) should chagne
> should be stored in some internal file and we could use db/config for
> things users could actually tweak (like a location for temporary files).
> So I don't think sharding, which actually affects the format of the repository,
> should be stored in a config file.

Ah, Peter has a really good point there. We've established a
convention throughout Subversion that anything we call a 'config' file
is tweakable by humans -- that they contain run-time options that can
be modified at any time. So while something like 'where do temporary
txn dirs go?' is run-time tweakable, sharding constants are not, and
should be stored somewhere more secret.

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