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Re: Parallel checkout within checkout

From: Frank Loeffler <knarf_at_cct.lsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:39:33 -0500

On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 06:34:09PM +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> By design, there are many cases where the working copy code ends up
> searching the directory hierarchy upwards for a wc.db database in
> a .svn directory.

Does it stop once it finds one, or does it continue to search further
up? I would assume it stops, since it only needs one database. If it
stops, then a new checkout would only be 'in trouble', as long as it's
own database isn't present yet if I understand this correctly. Then the
next question would be when this is created during a checkout: close to
the beginning or when the checkout is finished. It probably has to be
closer to the beginning, since the checkout code has to work with that
new database, and not another that might happen to live in some parent
directory. If this is the case, then I would imagine that the critical
code during checkout that shouldn't look 'up' might not be that large.

Of course, this chain of arguments contained a lot of assumptions and it
would take someone more familiar with the code to comment on this.
Depending on the results of such an initial assessment someone might be
willing to look into it, or maybe not.


Received on 2013-07-07 20:40:03 CEST

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