Dirk Schenkewitz wrote:
> I just thought about a 'start-lock' hook that is run in any case, maybe
> it could be given about existing lock and --force, like so:
> start-lock REPOS-PATH PATH-TO-LOCK USERNAME LOCK-EXISTS FORCE-USED
> where LOCK-EXIST can either be "locked" or "no_lock"
> and FORCE can either be "forced" or "no_force"
> start-lock /svn/repos/frobnoz trunk/photos/title.jpg dirk locked forced
> That would provide the possibility to fine-tune permissions to break
> locks or deny it on a user/dir/file basis.
> Or, if the 'pre-lock' could get the information whether a path is
> locked and/or the user used --force, it could take that into account
> and not send the email if it would return failure anyway.
> But if someone tries to lock a file that is already locked but does
> not use --force, that combination could be used to send a mail to the
> lock-holder and ask nicely to release the lock.
> Just some ideas - What do you think?
> Best regards
Personally I think a pre-lock script is enought to control permissions,
because svnlook gives you all required information except the --forced
option. If the --forced is checked before the pre-lock script is called
(svn's /trunk, r15290), everything is fine.
Concerning the notification of original lock holders, I think there is
room for improvements. At the moment the post-lock script is called
for each lock. In the comments of the post-lock template it is mentioned
that in Subversion 1.3 multiple locks will be notified to STDIN of the
Assume the following changes:
1) Subversion calls the post-lock script once for all locked files without
previous lock e.g.
post-lock REPOS_PATH USER < relpath-of-all-locked-files
2) Subversion calls the post-lock script for each original lock holder
with the user name of the original lock holder as third argument e.g.
post-lock REPOS_PATH USER ORIG_USER < relpath-of-all-locked-files
This would allow to notify the original lock holders *after* the lock
is stolen with a single email even if multiple locks are stolen at the
Please note that this extension does not break existing post-lock scripts.
The same extensions apply to the post-unlock script.
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Received on Tue Jul 12 08:21:19 2005