[OpenAFS] FSFS Subversion repository on OpenAFS 1.3.84 problems

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery@ece.cmu.edu
Wed, 22 Jun 2005 12:58:03 -0400

On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 18:42 +0200, Christof Hanke wrote:
> Hmmm, just a quote from the subversion-book:
> """
> Other options can be listed with svnadmin help. As opposed to CVS, 
> subversion is not based on RCS, but rather on the Berkeley Database. 
> Make sure not to install a repository on remote file systems, like NFS, 
> AFS, or Windows SMB. The database requires POSIX locking mechanisms, 
> which these file systems do not support.

That only applies to the original BerkeleyDB-based repository format;
FSFS does not use Berkeley DB and is supposed to be safe to use on
network filesystems.  (Supposedly.)

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