[cvsnt] Re: CvsLock Server

Khaled Agrama kagrama at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 13 21:28:48 GMT 2002

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Actually, I just ran into a case where a client's cvs process hung.  The
process was left in that state for over an hour before it was killed.  This
caused a particular directory on the cvs server to be locked for a long
time.  When the client killed the cvs process, the lock finally went away.
Does (or should) the lockserver apply some kind of timeout to locks?


"Khaled Agrama" <kagrama at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:aqsgev$abj$1 at sisko.nodomain.org...
> I still get a dangling lock once in a while, forcing me to bounce the
> to make it go away.  I can't seem to figure out the conditions to
> it though...
> Khaled
> "John Hall" <john.hall at optionexist.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1037029448.4102.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
> 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).
> Cheers,
> John

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