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Re: [Issue 3190] File modified immediately after checkout not shown as modified

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 02:07:35 +0200

On 2008-05-20 12:32:02 -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
> But gosh, it would be so simple for us to support this by just waiting
> longer... Surely users would rather Subversion be a bit slower than not
> work at all. If we can't come up with any portable way to detect the
> timestamp resolution, maybe we should offer a configuration option, so
> those who know can at least control it themselves. Or is that just
> asking for trouble?

I'd like a configuration option to be able to use something else when
available, such as the inode and/or ctime. I recall that in practice,
timestamps are not reliable enough (some utilities do not change it[*],
and ntpd/ntpdate can correct the computer time back in the past).

[*] The user may also want to preserve the timestamp while the file
has been modified, in order to avoid some files to be rebuilt with
"make" when it is known that this isn't necessary.

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