Solving the commit-editor-locks-stuff-up problem.

Robert Collins robert.collins at
Sat Mar 21 11:51:22 GMT 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-21 at 11:41 +0100, Vincent Ladeuil wrote:
> >>>>> "robert" == Robert Collins <robert.collins at> writes:
>     robert> Certainly write operations currently have to write
>     robert> the entire thing always because its checksum needs
>     robert> updating.
> Two cents here:
> 1) There is a potential bug with the checksum if the working tree
> is shared (mounted file system for example) between a 32bits host
> and a 64bits host. The 32 bits host will write an signed 32bits
> checksum while the 64bits host will write a unsigned one.

I think you're wrong; we had that bug during development; the fixed
checksum validation tests ensure we get the same checksum on all

> 2) We don't really care so far because nobody use that checksum.


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