[cvsnt] Re: intermittent "waiting for Unknown User's lock"

Khaled Agrama kagrama at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 4 19:51:49 BST 2002

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The reason I ask is because it seems like checkout is causing locks to
occur, which causes long waits when people checkout from remote locations.
If this is indeed the cause, is there a way around it?


"Khaled Agrama" <kagrama at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:al5kfv$dk7$1 at sisko.nothing-on.tv...
> Thanks.  I'm about to upgrade to this to see if it solves the problem.
> what commands cause files/directories to lock?  Can an update or checkout
> cause it to happen, or is it only commit, tag, etc?
> Thanks,
> Khaled.
> "Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nothing-on.tv> wrote in message
> news:3d6f4279.1282778109 at news.cvsnt.org...
> > On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:54:52 -0700, "Khaled Agrama"
> > <kagrama at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Also, in what situations would I get "unknown user" as opposed to a
> > >user name?
> > >
> > It's quite difficult to find out the owner of a file in NT (because
> > files tend to get owned by your primary group rather than the user)
> > and when cvs can't use that mechanism it falls back to 'Unknown'.
> >
> > 57h will support an alternative locking scheme that always knows who
> > has the lock (and which machine they are on).
> >
> > Tony
> >

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