On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 14:32, Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wright_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:48, <hwright_at_apache.org> wrote:
>>> Author: hwright
>>> Date: Mon Feb 6 17:48:36 2012
>>> New Revision: 1241097
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1241097&view=rev
>>> Ev2 shims: Truthfully report our base checksum as being that of the empty
>>> Note: This breaks several assumptions in various delta-editor receivers about
>>> the validity of this checksum. These have been patched to ignore the checksum
>>> if it is that of the empty stream. This will not affect correctness, as the
>>> final checksum, as supplied by close_file() is still used to detect corruption,
>>> and it hasn't changed.
>> How does this even work? Sure, the checksum isn't checked, but the
>> delta-editor receiver is going to choose the wrong base contents to
>> apply the delta against.
> Huh? The delta-editor receiver isn't using this to choose any base
> contents, it's simply using it as some kind of intermediate
> verification step.
> Before this change, we just passed a NULL checksum, which was *always*
> ignored, and everything Just Worked. With this change, we started
> being honest, and various pieces of the system didn't appreciate that
If the shim sends a delta against the empty-stream, then how can the
Ev1 receiver properly apply that? Won't the receiver use some selected
base contents? ie. NOT the empty stream?
I'm thinking of the delta application to a base. How can that possibly
work, if the shim creates a delta against the empty stream?
Received on 2012-02-06 21:03:33 CET