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Re: Proposal: Change repository's UUID over RA layer

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 19:40:02 +0300

Greg Hudson wrote on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 10:49:27 -0400:
> The philosophical question here isn't whether the ID is "universally
> unique" but what it's identifying. Is it identifying the repository
> content or the the container in which the content is held?

The former, if I remember correctly a discussion I participated in (on this
list) a few years ago.

And even so, we might decide that the admin should setuuid out-of-band of
the RA layer. It it isn't unreasonable, given that it's an operation needed
exactly once over the lifetime of any repository^Wcontainer instance.

Daniel
(possibly the discussion was even before I became a committer)
Received on 2010-08-06 18:42:20 CEST

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