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RE: SV: Different kind of access methods

From: Richard Cobbe
Subject: RE: SV: Different kind of access methods
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 20:21:15 -0600 (CST)

Lo, on Thursday, December 14, Robert Schott did write:

> > >
> > > Doing :local: access to an nfs/smb/samba mount repository frequently
> > > doesn't work reliably at all, which is why it is discouraged.
> >
> > Why is this?  In particular, what sort of problems can one encounter when
> > using this sort of system?  (Is it perhaps related to the lockfiles CVS
> > uses to prevent multiple people from modifying the repository at the same
> > time?)
> Hello Richard,
> some days ago I had heavy trouble at a customer with oplocks and smb. After
> some experiments we found, that following settings do prevent corruption of
> one particular file (accessed by multiple clients the same time by a DOS
> app):


Yeah, I know that the Cederqvist mentions difficulties with SMB-shared
repositories.  (Personally, I think the issues with permissions would be
enough reason to stay clear of that.)

I should probably have been clearer---our repository is currently on a
disk that we mount via NFS.  What are the issues involved with that
specific situation?

(Oddly enough, in the ~18 months we've been using such a system, I haven't
noticed any problems.  There have been stories of CVS causing problems and
losing people's changes, but I always though those were operator error.)



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