rsync'ing large files

Peter L. Wargo pwargo at
Thu Apr 22 21:21:10 GMT 2004

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:

>     * Per-file dynamic block size is now sqrt(file length).  The
>       per-file checksum size is determined according to an algorithm
>       provided by Donovan Baarda which reduces the probability of rsync
>       algorithm corrupting data and falling back using the whole md4
>       checksums. (J.W. Schultz, Donovan Baarda)

Oooo... I need to go compile 2.6 on a G5 running OS X (unless somebody
beat me to it).  IIRC, the G5 has hardware sqrt.  This could be quite


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