rsync vs. rcp
craig at atheros.com
Thu Feb 20 14:04:44 EST 2003
> I wasn't aware that it had this. Was it there at the time of the
> original discussion (Oct 2002)? The people involved in the discussion
> then didn't seem to know this.
I wasn't aware of it in Oct 2002 during that discussion. I saw it in
the code a month or two after that. I haven't checked the history,
but it is definitely there in 2.5.5.
> However, it's not really adequate. A 16K block size only really works
> for files up to about 500M. Still... that's a lot better than I thought
> it was at the time.
Agreed. Checksum length matters a lot more than block size, as you
pointed out in your earlier analysis.
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