[darcs-users] ignore failure on setFileTime?

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Thu Mar 18 13:06:26 UTC 2004

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:02:28AM +1100, BARBOUR Timothy wrote:
> > From: David Roundy [mailto:droundy at abridgegame.org]
> [...]
> > Yeah, setting the mtime is just an optimization to allow darcs to avoid
> > looking at the contents of every file every time you run darcs.  I'm
> > uploading a change now that will make darcs ignore failures in setting
> > mtime.
> Please make this an option, rather than the default. I never imagined the
> g+s setup would prevent mtimes being set. Since it probably hurts
> performance quite a bit, I would consider alternatives *if I knew it was
> happening*. If darcs were to silently ignore failure to set mtime, I
> might never know why it was running slowly.

I am hesitatant about creating an option just for this... perhaps something
like a warning message would be appropriate?
David Roundy

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