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Re: Antwort: Re: ... Re: dangerous implementation of rep-sharing cache for fsfs

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:15:27 -0400

On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 08:56 -0400, michael.felke_at_evonik.com wrote:
> I better already start to run for it,
> when I ever approve the use of the current implementation of the
> representation cache.

Here's what this says to me: it doesn't matter what the real risks are;
it only matters that the quantifiable mathematical risks I know about be
reduced to 0, regardless of the cost.

That's sometimes a rational attitude to take in the world of legalities
and politics. In the world of engineering, it's not popular, which is
why hash-indexed storage and cryptography are used in a wide variety of
applications. It's pointless to reduce the quantifiable risks from
2^-(many) to 0 when we know that the human factors and mechanical risks
are much larger.
Received on 2010-07-01 18:16:13 CEST

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