File lock should apply to all branches
File locking (https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/issues/497) currently only impacts the default branch, this means that anybody can edit the file on another branch, which seems counter-intuitive to the feature.
File locking should apply to all branches, not just the default branch.
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In GitLab 8.19, we released file locking, which is an incredibly useful way to prevent edits on a file. For reasons that seemed sensible at the time, a file could only be locked on the default branch.
In GitLab X.X the file lock now applies to all branches, which can prevent unexpected issues when merging and enforces the locked file on all other branches.