Experience of centralized workflow with NFS-mounted storage?

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Thu Nov 20 22:40:03 GMT 2008

Ben Finney wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> writes:
>> 1) We only use OS locks for *working trees*. So if you have a
>> repository + branches on NFS everything should work fine. What tends
>> to break is when your home directory is an NFS directory, because we
>> use an OS lock on one of the files there (.bzr/checkout/dirstate).
> What hope is there for Bazaar users who are already in the "home
> directory (and thus working trees) on NFS" use case, then? Surely
> that's one of the most common uses of NFS.

I don't have any troubles to report doing a minor amount of work on an
NFS-mounted home directory with a working tree that needs to live
there.  So things aren't guaranteed to break.  That said,  I'm
very leery of NFS - performance, locking issues, etc. - and don't
use it in my regular setup, it's just this one remote location
managed by someone else.  "Don't do that" is my personal advice,
but I'm a known anti-NFS bigot...

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