[cvsnt] Re: CvsLock Server

John Hall john.hall at optionexist.co.uk
Mon Nov 11 12:53:42 GMT 2002

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Tony Hoyle <tmh at nodomain.org> wrote:

> > For what is it used?
> > If we don't use reserved edits or locking files etc, do we still
> > need it?

> It handles the live locks (that stop two people trying to commit at
> the same time).
> I wrote it to get around the 'waiting for unknown users lock' error
> which can happen with the old FS locks.  It's also a lot safer on
> remote repositories, because you're not relying on the network
> filesystem synchronising its locking correctly.  As a side effect it
> seems to be a bit faster.

If I start to use the LockServer, will the server still work with older
clients or do I need to upgrade all the clients to the latest version.
Some people here are still using ntserver, and it is a bit of a pain to
have to go around and change everyone's cvsroot to use sspi (even with
the handy fixcvs.pl).


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