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Re: A success story with apt and rsync



On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 12:37:00PM +1200, Corrin Lakeland wrote:
> > 4. (and this is the knockout) rsync support for apt-get is NO
> > WANTED. rsync uses too much resources (cpu and more relevant IO) on
> > the server side and a widespread use of rsync for apt-get would choke
> > the rsync mirrors and do more harm than good.
> 
> When I was looking into this I heard about some work into caching the rolling 
> checksums to eliminate server load. I didn't find any code.

That would be because the checksums would take at least 8 times the space of
the original files. You need the backward-rsync which was patented last I
heard.

-- 
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
>   - Samuel P. Huntington

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