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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] FEATURE PLANS: revlib locking

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] FEATURE PLANS: revlib locking
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 10:24:01 -0400
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Andrew Suffield wrote:
On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 08:55:28AM -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:

... I think it would make sense to have an invented-here locking mechanism that would definitely work on NFS, and maybe even SMB.

Not gonna happen. There does not exist a method by which you can
reliably acquire a lock without prior knowledge of the system or
arbitrarily restricting the set of supported systems.

I mean a system specifically for locking revlibs, so we can make a lot of assumptions we otherwise couldn't.


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