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Re: Left-over lock files

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Left-over lock files
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 12:55:23 -0500 (EST)

Dan Peterson writes:
> During my research, I wanted to see how a client responds when a lock file
> exists.  I assumed if I manually created a lock dir called #cvs.lock or a
> lock file called #cvs.rfl.<host>.<pid> or #cvs.wfl.<host>.<pid>, the
> client would report the module is locked.

Please read the relevant section of the manual:


> What am I missing?   Shouldn't the existence of the lock file cause the
> cvs command to fail or wait?

Not necessarily.  Any number of processes can have a directory read
locked at the same time, only write locks are exclusive.

-Larry Jones

Don't you hate it when your boogers freeze? -- Calvin

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