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Re: Determine on which machine the lock for any given file is

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 08:41:07 -0400

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 05:08, Jac <skobbejac_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Background:
>
> Our infrastructure is one where our developers tends to work on the
> same applications but in different locations (i.e. sometimes on their
> laptops, sometimes on servers etc). We use SVN extensively to govern
> this process with much success. The files that we're working with are
> in a proprietary binary format, so we set the needs-lock property on
> all of them. Note that sometimes a developer gets the lock on a file
> on his laptop, and sometimes on one of our servers. From the
> repository browser (and some other options) it is easy to determine
> which developers have locks on which files, but not on which
> machines. Potentially one might even be interested in the location
> (folder) on the particular machine. When trying to get the lock on
> different machine (even the same developer) will get an error message
> like:
>
> Error: Path
> Error: /trunk/myfiles/myfile.dat
> Error: is already locked by user 'jac' in filesystem 'D:/SVN/db'
>
>
> D:\SVN\ is the location of the repository (that seems like stating the
> obvious).
>
>
> I'd like something like:
>
> Error: Path
> Error: /trunk/myfiles/myfile.dat
> Error: is already locked by user 'jac' on '192.168.0.23' in 'c:
> \projects\myfiles'
>
>
> Question:
>
> Is there a way to determine on which machine (using IP-address or
> similar) the lock for any given file is held in addition to who is
> holding it?

This would require support from the core Subversion libraries &
server, not the clients built upon those libraries. Right now locks
are per user so only the user is recorded.

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