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Re: cvs as a heartbeat client (questions)

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: cvs as a heartbeat client (questions)
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 11:54:22 -0500

"Jim.Hyslop" wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Todd Denniston writes:
> > > 5) is there a more efficient way of locking the repository
> > than creating all
> > > the `#cvs.rfl' in all the sub directories of all the
> > repositories? That is, is
> > > there a single file I can create that blocks access to each
> > repo for the whole
> > > repo, instead of what is suggested for backup?
> >
> > No.  CVS locking is per-directory.
> Todd, would an empty CVSROOT/writers file work for you? It won't completely
> block access to the repository, but it will prevent anyone checking anything
> in while the file exists.
That unfortunately only works for :pserver:, which fortunately only three[1]
of the repositories uses.  Note: 19 repositories exist on the version control
partition, and a couple of others temporarily exist in home directories (:ext:

[1]and soon to be one...silly windows users. :)
        And as soon as I get the windows users on one of the rsh/ssh solutions 
will be none.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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