[rancid] Rancid and Git

Brown, David M JR david.brown at pnnl.gov
Mon May 19 15:11:39 UTC 2014


My guess is that they wanted to make the git add/commit in one transaction
in case someone else might be manipulating the repo. Subversion does
something similar in that svn add just adds that file and then the commit
pushes it to the repository. So the flock doesn¹t seem relevant to me
unless you do a similar lock around svn add/commit.

- David Brown

On 5/16/14, 6:37 PM, "heasley" <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:

>trying to integrate, test and sanitize the git patch; does anyone know the
>significance of the flock in control_rancid around commits:
>+           git )
>+               (
>+                   flock -x 200
>+                   git add $router
>+                   git commit -m "$message"
>+               ) 200>$BASEDIR/.lockfile
>git must do its own locking, and rancid does its own per-group.  so,
>paranoia or some special git thing?

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