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Re: [PROPOSAL] Move sleeping for timestamps to libsvn_wc

From: Ivan Zhakov <chemodax_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-12 23:01:08 CET

On 3/13/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Working on the sleep_for_timestamps stuff, Peter Lundblad and I found
> out that currently all sleep operations are built into libsvn_client.
> I think this means they are misplaced: we have the sleep_for_timestamp
> calls to increase the chances for the change-detection-heuristic which
> is built into libsvn_wc. And solely for that purpose.
> I think for that reason, libsvn_wc is therefore the best part of the
> code to decide whether we should sleep or not.
> Imagine an application built on top of libsvn_wc (but not
> libsvn_client) which would in rapid succession update, modify and
> commit working copies. An application like that would entirely legally
> be using our APIs, but not get the same guarantees we'd want them to
> be given.
> So what now?
> Well, in lock.c in libsvn_wc, we have a number of routines which could
> sleep for us, for example when closing an adm_access or when dropping
> a write-lock. I'd like to build sleeping into those routines and drop
> it from libsvn_client.
> bye,
I like this idea. Actually I've never understood why
sleep_for_timestamps stuff is in libsvn_client.

Ivan Zhakov
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Received on Mon Mar 12 23:01:25 2007

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