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Pinned topic Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

‏2006-03-24T16:10:28Z |
If a developer has too many joined projects, won't we run out of drive letters to map views? I count, with my current set of already mapped drives and the shared filesystems - I will have 18 network drives mapped. When you add projects for branches, we're already out of mapped drives -does any faced such a kind of situation ?

Can we create and mount dynamic views if no drive letters are available?

Rakesh
Updated on 2006-03-24T17:07:10Z at 2006-03-24T17:07:10Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    RE:Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T16:17:42Z  

    1) You can start more views, but would have to use them thru the MVFS
    root drive (M: by default)
    2) Stop views you aren't using at the moment. How many developers are
    going to be working on more than 3-4 'project's simultaneously?
    Leo
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    If a developer has too many joined projects, won't we run out of drive
    letters to map views? I count, with my current set of already mapped
    drives and the shared filesystems - I will have 18 network drives
    mapped. When you add projects for branches, we're already out of mapped
    drives -does any faced such a kind of situation ?

    Can we create and mount dynamic views if no drive letters are available?

    Rakesh
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  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T16:19:51Z  
    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\<view_tag>... (M: or any other letter that stands for the MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views that way.

    hope this helps
  • martina
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    RE:Re: Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T16:25:59Z  
    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\<view_tag>... (M: or any other letter that stands for the MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views that way.

    hope this helps
    If your build process involves clearmake/omake and wink-in or Studio
    projects, mapping the view leaves the view out of the path and makes
    wink-in possible or ci/sharing of project files.

    Access through M:\view does not (always) work that way.

    So it can make a lot of sense to map a view ...

    Leo's answer stands: how many views do you really need in parallel.

    Martina
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    Martina Riedel Siemens Communications, Inc.

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    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\... (M: or any other letter that stands for the
    MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views
    that way.

    hope this helps

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  • Bantu
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    Re: Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T16:38:52Z  
    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\<view_tag>... (M: or any other letter that stands for the MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views that way.

    hope this helps
    But is it ok to use Mvfs drive for everything.I that clearcase uses it and we not supposed to directly work in that drive.
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    RE:Re: Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T16:59:47Z  
    • martina
    • ‏2006-03-24T16:25:59Z
    If your build process involves clearmake/omake and wink-in or Studio
    projects, mapping the view leaves the view out of the path and makes
    wink-in possible or ci/sharing of project files.

    Access through M:\view does not (always) work that way.

    So it can make a lot of sense to map a view ...

    Leo's answer stands: how many views do you really need in parallel.

    Martina
    Don't Postpone Joy - Have Fun
    Martina Riedel Siemens Communications, Inc.

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    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\... (M: or any other letter that stands for the
    MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views
    that way.

    hope this helps

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    1. I use M: for everything - Using Z:. Y:, etc. is like using single
    character variable names in your programs. I've watched (and cleaned up
    after) more than one person who meant Y:, but used Z:.

    2. I am no expert on the building (I'm finally working on setting it up),
    but, make a point of using relative names/paths: ..\stuff, as opposed to
    M:\view or Z:\ (i.e., avoid any drive letter at all). And you should be
    able to winkin, etc., if you wish...

    3. Machines have gotten so fast, and therefore, the compiles so short, that
    in many cases, the shopping/winkin cost exceeds the compile cost, so that
    whole thing (sharing build results) may fall by the wayside... (This is
    clearly installation dependent - my builds may be short/cheap, yours may be
    long/expensive.)

    "Riedel, Martina
    \(Com US\)"
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    If your build process involves clearmake/omake and wink-in or Studio
    projects, mapping the view leaves the view out of the path and makes
    wink-in possible or ci/sharing of project files.

    Access through M:\view does not (always) work that way.

    So it can make a lot of sense to map a view ...

    Leo's answer stands: how many views do you really need in parallel.

    Martina
    Don't Postpone Joy - Have Fun
    Martina Riedel Siemens Communications, Inc.

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    Hi Rakesh,

    I never map dynamic views to drive letters.
    Instead I go through M:\... (M: or any other letter that stands for the
    MVFS drive for that matter)
    So once you run out of drive letters you can always access new views
    that way.

    hope this helps

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    Re:Re: Clearcase Dynamic view drive letter

    ‏2006-03-24T17:07:10Z  
    • Bantu
    • ‏2006-03-24T16:38:52Z
    But is it ok to use Mvfs drive for everything.I that clearcase uses it and we not supposed to directly work in that drive.
    There is nothing wrong with working in M:\view\...

    There IS something seriously wrong with playing with the files in M:\ (the
    root of M:, e.g., .specdev), and you should never even wander into the
    share that provides the underlying storage for the view.

    For example, you may have set up a directory, such as CCViews on your C:
    drive (Windows), then shared it. You then reference that share when
    creating a new view.

    If you wander into that directory: C:\CCViews, and do stuff there, that
    would be a very-bad-thing.
    But, if you go to M:\view-name\vob-name\..., and work there, you are fine.
    Similarly, if Z: happens to map to M:\view-name, you can work in Z:.

    As I said in an earlier posting, I work in M:\view-name because (I think)
    there is less chance of working in the wrong view.

    HIH.

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