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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] multiple committers, again

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] multiple committers, again
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 19:23:26 -0500

On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 19:14, address@hidden wrote:
> Perhaps a solution to this is have alternative back end
> for tla: A plain old archive (e.g. tar,cpio) or sequence
> of them. Then a commit could just add another to the
> sequence. Efficiency would obviously not be great but
> this would preserve the attractive dumbness of the 'server'
> and therefore allow lots of caching techniques.


The current backend format is effectively just that, except using the
available subset of filesystem semantics to provide atomicity, locking,
and assorted other goodness.

The only thing I think you're really buying with your proposal is
flattening out the file structure to not have subdirectories (and thus
their default permissions) at issue -- but that still doesn't completely
fix the umask problem (ie. if the default umask doesn't provide even
read access to other users), and is a pretty strong loss on some other

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