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From Brian Pane <bri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: MacOSX client, WinXP server, locking problems
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:59:02 GMT

On Nov 25, 2005, at 5:31 AM, Joe Orton wrote:

> 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.

OS X has ktrace and kdump, which together can provide a trace of
various things including syscalls.

Brian


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