Re: rsync vs. diff for updating the Packages lists.
Previously Erich Schubert wrote:
> See: rsync has to transmit data to check which parts of the Packages
> have changed, then transmit the blocks that do have changed.
> Whereas the diff based solution knows your old (because you request the
> diff based on your md5sum) as well as the new version and can create the
> exact diff immedeately.
So you're comparing apples and oranges. Much more interesting would
be to benchmark diff versus xdelta.
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