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

From: Toby Thain <toby_at_smartgames.ca>
Date: 2007-07-20 23:54:39 CEST

On 20-Jul-07, at 3:10 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:

> 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.

The OP seems to experience this category of error more than others.
In years of team repositories I've never needed obliterate.


> --
> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell@gmail.com

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