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From Ben Reser <>
Subject Re: Locking whole directories
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:35 GMT
On 1/13/14, 7:02 PM, Kyle Sluder wrote:
> I understand that implementing this would require all commits to search
> for lock properties on every ancestor of every changed file or
> directory. It essentially amounts to an extension of inheritable
> properties to the RA layer. Which would be pretty neat, IMO. :)

Well not really.  Locks aren't a property so none of the inheritable properties
work helps here.  Inheritable properties also already have RA support (which is
a big reason to prefer a 1.8 server to be used with a 1.8 client since the RA
support is much more efficient than walking the tree).

DAV already has support for recursive locks (including locks) on directories.
So we'd shouldn't need any new protocol changes for DAV.  Presumably we can
come up with something efficient for svnserve.

> Shall I file a feature request?

Surprised we don't already have a feature request for directory locks already.
 So please do so.

Understand that filing an issue doesn't mean it's going to be immediately
worked on.

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