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Re: Get exclusive lock

From: Listman <listman_at_burble.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:32:49 -0800

On Mar 3, 2008, at 11:09 AM- Mar 3, 2008, Bicking, David (HHoldings,
IT) wrote:

> Yeah, so do I, but that's very similar to "communication of locks and
> changes" (because the fact that the file needs a lock has to be stored
> locally - though I suppose you could get that from the file
> properties),
> which was a long debate a few months back about "regular" locks.
> Client
> software teams such as Tortoise aren't interested in creating their
> own
> proprietary caching and communication mechanisms - they'd rather have
> the core software handle that. Caching lock status locally or
> regularly
> pinging the server for lock status is, according to the Subversion
> team,
> "right out".

it might make sense to cache your own locks i think.

> I feel that having client software automatically querying
> the server is a bad idea, anyway, because it increases network traffic
> and demand on the server.

depends on the environment, when you have *lots* of data and an svn
takes a while running a cron job to do this overnight isn't such a bad

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