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Re: Cannot view log while working copy is locked

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:32:46 +0100

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 03:25:52AM +0100, André Hänsel wrote:
> Hi list,
> recently I noticed that I cannot view the log while an update of a working
> copy is running. It's quite annoying. I wonder if it has always been this
> way or if this is new in 1.7.

This is new in 1.7. It happens because it uses sqlite for storage.
While the sqlite DB is open for writing, readers are blocked.
See http://sqlite.org/lockingv3.html

> Isn't "svn log" a completely remote operation without involving the local working copy?

Only if you pass a URL as argument. If you pass a local path, or
a shortcut URL like ^/trunk, 'svn log' needs to read meta-data to
figure out the URL to use.
Received on 2012-02-19 13:33:21 CET

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