#916 new defect

"tahoe cp": audit use of "mutable" flag

Reported by: warner Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: code-frontend-cli Version: 1.5.0
Keywords: tahoe-cp mutable backward-compatibility Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


David-Sarah pointed out a probable bug in source:src/allmydata/scripts/tahoe_cp.py , in which the self.mutable flag (set on things like TahoeFileTarget and TahoeDirectorySource) is defaulting to False when the webapi JSON data doesn't provide a value. I suspect that I lazily copy-and-pasted code from the File cases into the Directory cases, and that while older webapi data might omit mutable and should default to False for files, for directories the opposite is true, and we should default to True.

This probably won't have any practical consequence until "tahoe cp" is taught to take advantage of immutable directories (by copying the dircap instead of creating a brand new directory).

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed at 2010-06-12T22:46:09Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords tahoe-cp mutable added

comment:2 Changed at 2010-06-12T22:46:49Z by davidsarah

  • Keywords backward-compatibility added
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