[darcs-users] can't get repository lock

Dan Pascu dan at ag-projects.com
Sun Apr 25 14:16:14 UTC 2010


On 22 Apr 2010, at 16:13, Dan Pascu wrote:

> I forgot to mention that I just upgraded darcs on that machine from  
> 1.0.9 to 2.4.0. With 1.0.9 I've never seen this and it was running  
> for months synchronizing those repositories via cron.
>
> What changed in all this was the darcs version on the machine doing  
> the pull (from 1.0.9 to 2.4.0) and the source repositories that were  
> upgraded from the darcs-1 format to the hashed format.
>
> I will upgrade the destination repositories to the hashed format as  
> well and I'll report back if that changed anything.

Apparently not. It gives the same error even with hashed repositories.

>
> On 22 Apr 2010, at 15:43, Dan Pascu wrote:
>
>>
>> In the same context I mentioned before (a cron job running darcs  
>> pull -aq for about 8 repositories every 30 minutes) I see this  
>> message sometimes:
>>
>> Waiting for lock /home/repositories/callcontrol/_darcs/lock
>> Couldn't get lock /home/repositories/callcontrol/_darcs/lock
>>
>> The repository name may vary, but it's a subset of the 8  
>> repositories (I've seen 2-3 of them regularly while the others I  
>> never seen giving this error).
>>
>> Any idea what could be causing this?
>>
>> I should mention that none is doing any write operations in those  
>> repositories except the cron job that does pull regularly.  
>> Otherwise the repositories are used by trac-darcs in a read-only  
>> mode (show patches, files, ...). Is it possible that a read-only  
>> operation that trac-darcs uses to inspect the repo may lock it so a  
>> pull is not possible at that moment?
>>
>> --
>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> darcs-users mailing list
>> darcs-users at darcs.net
>> http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/darcs-users
>>
>
>
> --
> Dan
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> darcs-users mailing list
> darcs-users at darcs.net
> http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/darcs-users
>


--
Dan








More information about the darcs-users mailing list