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From Julian Foad <>
Subject Re: svnsync and locks -- issue #3457 "Unable to replicate locks in webdav proxy setup"
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:37:03 GMT
Thanks.  I've added the issue # and summary to the subject line now.

- Julian

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote:
>>  How would an admin arrange for svnsync to synchronize locks
>>  (reserved-checkout locks, that is)?
>>  I was talking to Philip and he mentioned that he'd been thinking about
>>  this.  It seems to us that the only way available currently is for
>>  post-[un]lock on the master to rsync the whole 'locks' directory to the
>>  slave.  (That's for FSFS; no idea if there's an equivalent for BDB.)
>>  That doesn't seem satisfactory, for several reasons.  One issue is it
>>  isn't guaranteed to happen in the right order relative to commits.
>>  In terms of *preventing* a user committing to a locked file without
>>  holding the lock, you don't need the locks to be present on the slave, of
>>  course, because it's the master not the slave that will process a commit.
>>  But if we don't sync locks onto the slave, then users checking out and
>>  updating from the slave will not see the correct set of locks, which is
>>  unhelpful.
>>  Could we teach svnsync to sync locks?
>>  If we did have a way to sync locks, there would then be locks on the
>>  slave, and how would "svnsync sync" then make commits?  I can't think how
>>  it could know what lock tokens it should provide with the commit; the
>>  master kept no record of them, nor even of the fact that such locks
>>  existed on the master at that earlier point in time.  I suppose svnsync
>>  would have to make its commit to the slave in a way that bypasses all
>>  lock checking.  Or maybe there are ways we could make it supply the right
>>  list of lock tokens, but I can't think of a way.  Bypassing all locks
>>  should be fine in this scenario.
> See for earlier
> manifestations of these thoughts and links to possibly to some more
> complications.

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