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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: MacOSX client, WinXP server, locking problems
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2005 13:31:39 GMT
On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 11:21:22AM +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> While trying to do a subversion operation from a MacOSX machine within a
> volume mounted from a WinXP share, I am getting the following error:
> 
> subversion/libsvn_subr/io.c:2137: (apr_err=5)
> svnadmin: Can't write to file 'rfs-draft/db/write-lock': Input/output error
> 
> It looks like locking isn't supported within APR on MacOSX, or maybe this
> is a pure MacOSX limitation.

Probably merely that file locking over SMB/CIFS doesn't work properly, 
though the error message is weird, suggesting that it's a write() 
failure rather than a failure-to-lock.  truss/strace might help show 
what syscall is failing if OS X has such a tool.

joe

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