[cvsnt] CVSNT 2.5.01 #1976 - 'cvs history' problems - 'No records selected'
tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Aug 18 12:46:55 BST 2005
Thomas Singer wrote:
>> History *will* lose records on a busy server, so you can't rely on it.
> This is the first time I read that - is this a CVSNT "feature" or also
> valid for GNU CVS? Taking a look at the quasi-standard documentation
The history file has no locking - never has - so if multiple processes
are writing to it then one or the other will probably lose their data.
Some clients may get a 'cannot open history file' error (which is
non-fatal) but also it may just silently fail... depends on how the
stdio library is implemented really.
It's not unique to cvsnt at all... I guess it's never been considered a
critical file so nobody's ever worried about it.
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