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Re: [RFC] : full-text instead of vdelta against empty bytestream

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-04 23:48:57 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 16:27, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > David Kimdon <david@kimdon.org> writes:
> > > The next idea is to use the fact that we have deltified youngest
> > > revisions
> > I thought we *don't* have deltified youngest revisions
> We don't; the first part of his mail was about changing that.

I follow that.

> > and the reason we don't deltify them is precisely to speed up read
> > operations.
> That may be the reason, but I don't think it actually speeds up read
> operations to use a plain text.

Sorry, but I've read this three times, and I can't find an immediate
reason why this statement would be correct. I can only assume that
you mean that in the overall cost of hitting the database, perhaps the
additional overhead of reading from a delta-versus-empty-file is lost
in the noise?

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