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[Savannah-hackers] Re: CVS on savannah

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: CVS on savannah
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 17:29:15 +0100
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Andrew Haley <address@hidden> writes:

> Andrew Walrond writes:
>  > On Monday 05 Jan 2004 10:31 am, Andrew Haley wrote:
>  > >
>  > > It isn't possible to do this consistently, because CVS commits are not
>  > > atomic.  It is always possible for a developer to check out an
>  > > inconsistent repository.
>  > 
>  > So a cvs checkout from the master repository can result in an inconsistent 
>  > local copy?
> Correct.  Changes to files are atomic, but that's all.

I think changes to all files in one _directory_ (nonrecursively) are

But since rsync ignores CVS locking (it needs to ignore the lock files,
otherwise nobody would be able to read the locked directory from the
repository until the next update) the probability for an inconsistent
state is higher.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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