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Re: iSCSI LUN's and SVN

From: Phillip Susi <psusi_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2005-12-29 16:16:32 CET

Hrm... I know that NFS suffers from these problems, but I'm fairly sure
that SMB supports strict locking and memory mapping. Can anyone show
otherwise, and if not, shouldn't it be safe to use?

Nauss, Nelson wrote:
> Do not create your repository on a network share-it cannot exist on a remote
> file system such as NFS, AFS, or Windows SMB. Berkeley DB requires that the
> underlying file system implement strict POSIX locking semantics, and more
> importantly, the ability to map files directly into process memory. Almost
> no network file systems provide these features. If you attempt to use
> Berkeley DB on a network share, the results are unpredictable-you may see
> mysterious errors right away, or it may be months before you discover that
> your repository database is subtly corrupted.

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