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Re: Caldera installation - something Debian should learn

R Garth Wood wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Apr 1999 ijr@po.cwru.edu wrote:
> > >   you can tell if data has changed or not(In constant time).
> > >  therefore you only have to backup of changed data. that's good.
> >
> > How is this not possible with text configs?  Instead of storing extra data in a
> > database, you go and check the timestamp already contained in the filesystem of
> > the textual config file.  99% of the time, the data's changed.
> NT guarantees an uptime up 99.9%. If you calculate that it isn't so good.

What does that have to do with anything? Who cares if 1% of the time
it's reread when it doesn't need to be? No hash function can be unique
for all data (under the circumstances), so some of time the hash
function will tell you it's the same when it's not. That's erroring the
wrong way.

Anyway, a hash function can be storied in a file associated with the
text files, if that's necessary.

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