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Re: locking files question

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-11-08 18:16:51 CET

On Wednesday 08 November 2006 16:20, Garrett McGrath wrote:
> This is really mostly a mental exercise at this point, but is there
> some way to set up file locks so that if one is locked and not unlocked
> within a pre specified amount of time it will simply be force unlocked by
> the system that controls the repository? Just curious, as I've read many
> locking nightmares on this list involving admins going in and manually
> unlocking a file because Worker A left the company without unlocking it.

I think Subversion's locks are (or at least can be setup to be) just advisory.
That way, everybody can break the lock if the want to. As that, a lock is
nothing but a marker that you are working on a file, i.e. just a normal means
of team communication. In no case should a repository admin be required to
remove a stale lock.

Uli

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