[PATCH] Fix to remove clone lock

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Sat Aug 27 16:27:56 CDT 2005

On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 09:49:08PM +0100, Stephen Darnell wrote:
> Reviving my win32 hardlink changes, I discovered that the
> new lock gets copied to destination clone, and result
> in subsequent operations blocking.
> Attached is a fix. (includes 2 trailing white space changes)
> BTW Why does the unix lock code use symlinks rather than 
> the regular files (that it drops back to)?

Because you can atomically create the symlink and its contents.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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