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Re: [Issue 1715] Checksums in the rA layer

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-07-04 18:50:33 CEST

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.

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.

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