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Re: [Issue 1715] Checksums in the rA layer

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2004-07-04 23:35:12 CEST

On Sun, 4 Jul 2004, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 16:40, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> > Do you think it is useful to change get_file_revs to provide the checksum
> > to the caller? I mean, how necessary is the checksum in this case? We
> > expect the network traffic to be correct, don't we?
>
> I have no strong preference either way.
>
I skip checksums until someone objects:-)

> The purpose of our checksums is to prevent corruption, whether from a
> faulty filesystem or a faulty network. But a corrupt "blame" result is
> not generally as harmful as a corrupt wc or repository, so it's not
> critical that we detect it.
>
Who knows what get_file_revs will be used for in the future? :-)

Regards,
//Peter

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