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Re: [Savannah-hackers] [support #103137] CVS locked when updatingclassp

From: Elfyn McBratney
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers] [support #103137] CVS locked when updatingclasspath
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 18:48:56 +0100 (BST)
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Hello Yaroslav,

Yaroslav Klyukin said:
> Elfyn McBratney wrote:
>> Summary:  CVS locked when updating classpath
>> Original Submission:  When updating cvs checkout or checking it out
>> freshly we get the following message:
>> cvs update: [14:47:46] waiting for uid65534's lock in
>> /cvsroot/classpath/classpath/doc/api/xslt/common
> Looks like uid 65534 is a "nobody"

Yes, the nobody user is used for anoncvs.

> Is it possible that an anonymous user is downloading something from CVS
> and creates a lock?

Yes, when when a checkout occurs on a file a read lock is created, and
released (unlinked) when the file has been checked-out.

We've had some CVS problems today (quite a few stuck CVS processes from
June 1[67]0, which is what I think caused this.


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