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Re: svn commit: r1058308 - /subversion/site/publish/docs/release-notes/1.7.html

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:58:40 +0000

Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> writes:

> Philip Martin wrote on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:56:09 +0000:
>> Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
>> > The scenario we're talking about is where people run a 1.7 server
>> > and use a 1.6 or earlier svnsync binary.
>> >
>> > I suppose in this case your hook script would help?
>> No, I don't think it does. Daniel's change introduced new protocol
>> elements to get the new atomic behaviour, a old client using the old
>> protocol still gets the old non-atomic behaviour.
> We're talking about the svn_repos_fs_change_rev_prop4() changes, not
> about the RA protocol changes.
> Briefly, svn_repos_fs_change_rev_prop4() (which is the function that
> computes the ACTION parameter to the pre-revprop-change hook) uses the
> *atomic* FS "change revprop" API regardless of the client version.

Ah! So we have changed the behaviour of the server for old clients. I
believe that means that the ACTION parameter is now reliable within the
hook, which means that the script should work as a solution when using a
1.7 server with older clients. In a mixed environment the script is
also necessary to prevent old clients stealing the lock from
well-behaved 1.7 clients.

Received on 2011-01-13 14:59:28 CET

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