obliterate functionality?

cowwoc cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Wed Mar 19 20:54:55 CDT 2008

Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> Have you seen Linus' talk on Distributed Version Control Systems? While he
> is
> not always nice about it, he has some interesting things to say on why it
> is
> good if all repository mirrors are created equal.

Let's be clear here: repository mirrors are repository clients are two
different things. For one thing, mirrors to be equal to one another in
permission whereas clients tend to have less control. One would expect
mirrors with read/write access to fall under the guise of the same trusted
organization, or else how do you prevent someone from checking in random
junk into the FreeBSD repository using one of the mirrors? Point being, if
all mirrors are equal, then they should respect each other's obliterate
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