Locking bug on Mac OS X over AFP

Jens Alfke jens at mooseyard.com
Sun Mar 9 17:05:08 CDT 2008


On 9 Mar '08, at 9:45 AM, Matt Mackall wrote:

> What's in .hg/store/lock? We don't actually use any operating system
> locking here, it's simply a file (usually a symlink). Does AFP support
> symlinks?

Yes, it does. (It's not uncommon in enterprise/edu. Mac deployments to  
have user home directories on AFP servers, so it supports all the  
standard Unix semantics.) There are some subtle issues with file  
locking, but then, _every_ network filesystem has subtle issues with  
file locking :-P

—Jens
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