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Re: svn commit: r1144028 - /subversion/branches/revprop-packing/subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/fs_fs.c

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:05:21 -0400

On 07/07/2011 04:59 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Then why does 'svnadmin upgrade' say
> % $svnadmin upgrade r3
> Repository lock acquired.
> Please wait; upgrading the repository may take some time...

Heheh. Because that message was copy-n-pasted from the one used for
'svnadmin recover'. :-)

I implemented 'svnadmin upgrade' in response to the fact that the project
decided at some point to stop auto-upgrading filesystems when first touched
by a new version of Subversion. As such, the point of 'svnadmin upgrade'
was merely to do the very same steps that the auto-upgrade would have done.
 We would never undertake any non-trivial morphing of *repository data* in
an automated, often-unattended fashion! And we already have a sanctioned,
proven mechanism for doing such non-trivial, data-munging upgrades
(dump/load). So 'svnadmin upgrade' merely acts as a trigger for the
no-longer-automatic trivial upgrades required merely to enable
format-specific features.

(If folks wish to explore expansion of the feature into the non-trivial
upgrade space, that's certainly something the project can discuss. I'm
merely speaking to the history of the subcommand as it sits today.)

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2011-07-08 17:06:17 CEST

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