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Re: Making fsfs generate unique transaction names

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-06-14 00:58:00 CEST

On 6/13/07, Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
> I have the ability for a client to begin a transaction remotely and then
> refer to that transaction to do work. In FSFS, if a client begins a
> transaction, gives the transaction name to another process, which then
> closes it, and a third process begins a new transaction based on the
> same revision, then it will get the same transaction name and the owner
> of the original transaction will be operating inside a different
> transaction and will be able to abort the transaction, which it should
> not be able to do.

Wow, this seems pretty bad. Could this even be causing corruption in
current svn? Or is the case you describe not yet realizable?


David Glasser | glasser_at_mit.edu | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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