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Re: the obliterate discussion - why dumpfiltering is no valid workaround

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-20 20:10:10 CEST

Toby Thain wrote:
> Right. Time down, time to restore, and all because the admin's finger
> slipped. Which is the lesser of the two evils?

It's the admin's job to be able to fix it, whether it broke because of a
user error, his own error, or a hardware failure. Besides, the admin
can _always_ 'rm -rf' the whole repository - that shouldn't even be part
of this discussion since it doesn't change one way or the other.

> But seriously. The *first time* you see junk in the repo, you start
> educating your users. If they're not educable, perhaps they're not
> competent to be doing what they're apparently doing.

If your system relies on users never making mistakes, either you don't
have many users or you should expect it to be very fragile.

   Les Mikesell
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