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Re: Comparison testing: { FSFS, BDB } x { 1.5.4, trunk }

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 11:29:35 -0500

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> David Glasser wrote:
>> So I'm confused. The editor still only talks in md5s, right? Does
>> that mean that our current "migrate stuff from md5 to sha1" strategy
>> is (as long as the editor is unrevved) means that we're dropping most
>> md5s in updates/commits?
> I don't think it's that clean cut, but yes, there is a disconnect in the
> system of integrity-checks if we do this route. That's why for BDB my
> strategy is "calculate and store both MD5 and SHA1 from now on", and return
> (without needed for recalculation at this point, since everything wants MD5)
> what was asked for.

Following such a strategy for FSFS shouldn't be difficult, nor would it entail
any serious space repercussions.

(Finding the time to do it, on the other hand...)


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