Please describe the problem.
When the assistant is running, using "git annex unlock" on the commandline may lead to unexpected results.
What steps will reproduce the problem?
Make sure the assitant is running on a repository.
git annex unlock somefiles, try to edit them, wait a while, try to edit.
If you're not lucky, the assistant will notice the unlocked files as new and will add them back, locking them in the process, and you won't be able to save them.
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
git-annex version: 5.20131109-gf2cb5b9 build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3 WebDAV Inotify DBus XMPP DNS Feeds Quvi TDFA CryptoHash key/value backends: SHA256E SHA1E SHA512E SHA224E SHA384E SKEIN256E SKEIN512E SHA256 SHA1 SHA512 SHA224 SHA384 SKEIN256 SKEIN512 WORM URL remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web webdav glacier hook local repository version: 3 default repository version: 3 supported repository versions: 3 5 upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 4