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From "Yoav Shapira" <>
Subject Fwd: Excessive Lock/Unlock Traffic
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 01:50:02 GMT
Forwarding Garrett's message.  Probably discussed enough already ;)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Garrett Rooney <>
Date: Jul 20, 2006 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: Excessive Lock/Unlock Traffic
To: ASF Infrastructure <>

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

So this bounced because apparently dev@tomcat requires you to be
subscribed to post, and doesn't have moderation turned on.  If someone
who's actually subscribed could forward it on or issue the appropriate
"don't do that" themselves I'd appreciate it.


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