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From Ulrich Eckhardt <>
Subject Re: Cleanup needed after failed update
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:22:41 GMT
Am 12.06.2012 16:49, schrieb Justin Case:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Ulrich Eckhardt <> Yes,
>> probably, unless it was killed so quickly that it couldn't even
>> cry for help any more, which e.g. happens if you cut the power or
>> use "kill -9" on POSIX systems.
> We're not talking here about natural catastrophes, but about a file
> which was in use when tried to update :) So the solution would be
> with the first update, the one which fails with file in use - it
> could revert the temp file creation and just leave the used file and
> the following tasks un-updated, then exit saying so. Then the next
> update will just have to pick up the remaining tasks, no need to
> cleanup.

Sorry, but I'm afraid I didn't get across what I wanted to say. There is
an SVN process, and that process finds a lock on a working copy[0]. It
now must rely on the user to determine whether this lock is stale or
not. In this specific context, I really don't care why the lock was
there and whether it should be there or not, that is a related but
different issue. See the last paragraph of my initial mail in this
thread for my opinion on this different issue.



[0] Just to get this clear: A lock on a working copy is not the same as
denied access to a file during an update! Maybe that is the reason of
the confusion between us?
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