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From "Costin Manolache" <>
Subject Re: Excessive Lock/Unlock Traffic
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 13:27:49 GMT
Good to hear from infrastructure@ !

We all agree that the svn lock/svn unlock traffic was a bad thing, and
even worse that 2 mails were sent for each file in the repository.
AFAIK this is result of changing a simple property in the tomcat repository
( for
line ending ), and it's a serious bug in svn or how svn is configured to
generate all this spam. I think the change made in tomcat is perfectly
reasonable, and other projects may do similar things - I hope svn
will be fixed, or maybe infrastructure can add some filters to drop
such messages.


On 7/20/06, Garrett Rooney <> wrote:
> So, I'm not entirely clear what the justification for all the 'svn
> lock'/'svn unlock' traffic from the Tomcat section of the Subversion
> repository was this morning, but I do know that judging from the files
> that were involved (uhh, all of them, I think), the log message
> (something about setting properties) and the fact that they were
> immediately unlocked, there's no reason it should have been done.
> That caused a ridiculous number of email notifications to be sent,
> filling the outbound mail queue for quite some time.  Please don't
> ever do that again.  There is almost no reason for locking files in
> our Subversion repository, and there is literally no reason for
> locking ALL the files in a given ASF project.
> -garrett, on behalf of the ASF Infrastructure team

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