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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] cscvs cache -u while others are commiting large cha

From: Milan Cvetkovic
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] cscvs cache -u while others are commiting large changesets in CVS
Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 10:15:09 -0400
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Charles Duffy wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 08:56, Milan Cvetkovic wrote:

How does cscvs handle this scenario:

"cscvs cache -u" is invoked while another developer is commiting a substatntial number of files with the same comment. Normally cscvs would clasify all these changed files as a single transaction, but at the time of cache update, not the whole "changeset" is checked in CVS yet.

The way the logic was initially designed, it will create a new changeset
for those files which are checked in so far -- and then later append to
that changeset when another "cache -u" is performed.

I am under the impression that this is the case. I am running a cron job which runs "cscvs cache -u"; cscvs totla ...". On couple of ocassions I noticed that tla and CVS are not in sync. Whn I dig a little bit deaper, I figured that tla changeset has a little bit less files changed than corresponding CSCVS changeset - I can only explain this if CSCVS changeset was updated later with the full set.

Is there a way to tell "cscvs totla" not to apply the CSCVS changesets later than a specified time?

Thanks, Milan.

However, this functionality hasn't been tested in a while. Writing a
test case (since Robert Collins has added a framework for them) to
validate this functionality would be greatly appreciated.

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