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Re: Email stolen lock to original lock holder

From: Mark <email2mark_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 13:47:06 -0400


I am working on a similar pre-lock hook. svnlook lock is run to check for
existing lock and if found it emails the original lock holder.

The pre-lock hook fires, does the svnlook check and sends out an email even
if the --force is not given and the attempt to get the lock failed because
someone else had the lock. svn version info is below.

Is there any way to have subversion notify a user that someone has stolen
their lock? Any ugly workarounds?



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On 7/7/05, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2005, at 2:08 AM, Bruno Gustavs wrote:
> This post referes to Subversion 1.2.0.
>> I tried to notify stolen locks by email to the original lock holder.
>> When I notify from the pre-lock script I get far too much
>> notifications, because the pre-lock script runs even if the
>> svn lock command is run without --force and will fail therefore.
> Aha! This is definitely a bug.
> The libsvn_repos library invokes 'pre-lock' before asking the filesystem
> (libsvn_fs) to create the lock. libsvn_repos knows whether or not the user
> passed --force, and it can find out if a lock already exists... so instead
> of running pre-lock and letting libsvn_fs reject the request, *libsvn_repos*
> should be rejecting the request upfront, and not run 'pre-lock' at all.
> Will fix this bug today, thanks for reporting.
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