Subject: Re: SUP is failing...
To: Chuck Van Tilburg <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/07/1995 17:44:00
On Sat, 7 Oct 1995 17:07:44 -0400 
 Chuck Van Tilburg <> wrote:

 > 	c) HOW can sun-lamp CVS commit messages be coming through when
 > 		SUN-LAMP is sick and unavailable?  Is there more than one
 > 		CVS machine and synchronization goes on between them (I 
 > 		think this IS a major capability of CVS and would explain 
 > 		the one-two day lag between commit messages and SUP actually 
 > 		transferring the modified files)?  If so, why is only 
 > 		SUN-LAMP 'the' SUP service connection point for us of the 
 > 		'users' class?  Wouldn't it make sense to partition the load 
 > 		amongst the 'authoritative' CVS host machine group?

Sun-lamp is not the machine where the source tree is kept, and it updates 
itself from the source server regularly.  This is done to balance load, 
as you suggest.  I think the `sun-lamp CVS commits' subject: header is 
simply historical.  Sun-lamp is also not the mail server, hence mail has 
been working.

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