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Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 11:37:46 -0500 (EST)

Brad Chisholm writes:
> Just to make sure I understand, CVS is sleeping to ensure that any post-CVS
> process which might modify the file must also change the timestamp.  This
> is necessary, because the CVS client relies on the timestamp to determine
> whether a file has been modified.  (i.e. if the current timestamp of the
> file matches the timestamp stored in the Entries file, then the client
> will consider the file unchanged, even if the contents have actually changed).

Exactly.  As I said in the thread you quoted, you should send all of the
file information first and then a single update command, not a separate
update command for each file.  Also, the current development version no
longer sleeps when in server mode; it is up to the client to do it

-Larry Jones

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