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Re: Rename atomicity

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Rename atomicity
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 10:33:49 -0700

I use RCS directly on the repository via a network filesystem.

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Paul Sander wrote:

> Have you looked into the way that RCS works?  It does not replace the
> RCS files in-place; it makes a modified copy in its lock file, and then
> renames the lock file on top of the original.

Yeah, I knew that.  Thanks.

> I've used this method with great success for years, with concurrent
> commits, under the conditions you state.  There have been no corruptions
> of any sandbox to date.

How do you accomplish this?  Do you have a patch?

Does anyone know what happens if you put '-n' on the cvspserver line in
inetd.conf?  Sounds neat, but I suppose this might not do the trick for a repo
on a local CD-ROM.

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