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Re: Apt and rsync... I know...

On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 02:32:54AM -0700, Doug Holland wrote:

> Yes, I have read the discussions.
> The reason rsync would be such a disk and cpu hog for the servers is because 
> it would be recomputing rsyncs over & over for every file requested, and I 
> imagine that the latest updates are downloaded thousands of times a day.  
> Rather than doing the same computations thousands of times, it would be 
> easier to do it only once, then cache the results on the server as a 
> foo.deb.rsync file.  I think it's doable without hosing the servers.

If you had read the discussions, you would realize that the idea of
precalculating the checksums has also come up before, and been rejected.

 - mdz

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