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From Branko ─îibej <br...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: Locking whole directories
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:52:30 GMT
On 15.01.2014 18:39, Ben Reser wrote:
> 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.

There's probably a good reason why we didn't implement directory locks
when the locking feature was developed. In any case it's not a trivial
feature.

-- Brane


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Branko ─îibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
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