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From "Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wri...@mail.utexas.edu>
Subject Re: suppressing .svn/lock files for non-concurrent svn
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2010 03:56:37 GMT
On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Frank Ch. Eigler <fche@redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> > > I have an installation of svn where certain working trees are known
> > > never to be accessed concurrently.  Is there some way to suppress
> > > svn's use of .svn/lock files in this case?
> >
> > Are these files causing a problem of some sort?
>
> They represent unnecessary load on the filesystem.
>

This is true, and has been known issue with Subversion for quite some time.

Work is currently underway to rewrite the entire way the working copy stores
it's metadata information.  The effort is known as wc-ng, and will be
released as part of Subversion 1.7 (hopefully this summer).  Part of this
rewrite includes removing those lock files.  You can read more about locking
in wc-ng here:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/wc-ng/locking

-Hyrum

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