Interesting. 'Implementing sitewide pessimistic locking with p4 typemap',
l seems to suggest this is all that's needed. I believe we're using the
default configuration, the exclusive lock on all files behaviour was
researching the exclusive locking problem,, so I
thought I'd mention it.

You might be onto something w/ fstat, it doesn't include the exclusive

... type binary+l

Latest P4 client, and fairly recent server build:

P4/DARWIN90X86_64/2012.2/536738 (2012/10/16)
P4D/LINUX26X86_64/2012.2/538478 (2012/10/16)


On 17/03/2013 20:04, "Pete Wyckoff" <> wrote:

> wrote on Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:51 -0400:
>> By default, newly added binary files are exclusively locked by Perforce:
>> 'add default change (binary+l) *exclusive*'
>> This results in a 'Could not determine file type' error as the regex
>> expects
>> the line to end after the file type matching group. Some repositories
>> also configured to always require exclusive locks, so may be a problem
>> all revisions in some cases.
>Can you explain how to configure p4d to default everything to
>binary+l?  Also, what version are you using ("p4 info")?  I'm
>trying to write a test case for this.
>I did find a way to play with typemap to get +l, as:
>    ( p4 typemap -o ; printf "\tbinary+l\t//.../bash*" ) | p4 typemap -i
>With this, the 2011.1 here just says:
>    tic-git-test$ p4 opened bash
>    //depot/bash#1 - add default change (binary+l)
>I've not been able to make it say " *exclusive*" too.
>>      result = p4_read_pipe(["opened", wildcard_encode(file)])
>> -    match = re.match(".*\((.+)\)\r?$", result)
>> +    match = re.match(".*\((.+)\)(?:.+)?\r?$", result)
>I think this whole function would be less brittle
>using p4's "-G" output, like:
>    d = p4Cmd(["fstat", "-T", "type", wildcard_encode(file)])
>    # some error checking
>    return d['type']
>But I'm curious if your p4d includes " *exclusive*" in the
>type there too, in which case we'll have to strip it.
>Thanks for starting the patch on this.  It's good if we can keep
>others from running into the same problem.
>               -- Pete

This email and any attachments may contain confidential and proprietary 
information of Blackboard that is for the sole use of the intended recipient. 
If you are not the intended recipient, disclosure, copying, re-distribution or 
other use of any of this information is strictly prohibited. Please immediately 
notify the sender and delete this transmission if you received this email in 
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Reply via email to