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Re: [PATCH] Add repository UUIDs (fixes issue 1037)

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-12-16 06:32:52 CET

--On Monday, December 16, 2002 4:49 AM +0100
"=?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?=" <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:

> This whole discussion merely confirms my suspicion that we've put
> way too little thought into a) what repository UUIDs are good for,
> and b) how to implement them.
> Givent that, -1 on this change until we have a clear design,
> including documenting and solving these corner-case side effects,
> outlining an upgrade path, etc. ad nauseam. If that means we don't
> get UUIDs in the repository for another month or two or six, so be
> it.

Agreed. There may be reasons for having a repository UUID, but I
don't think that's been clarified to my satisfaction, either. You
don't really need a unique identifier for lots of
replication/distributed repository schemes.

Adding it when we have no idea how it will actually be used may just
make it harder when we've actually thought about it. -- justin

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