[cvsnt] CVSNT 2.5.01 #1976 - 'cvs history' problems - 'No records selected'

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Aug 18 12:46:55 BST 2005

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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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