Rsync for program loading on embedded platforms

Greger Cronquist greger_cronquist at
Tue Jun 1 07:44:36 GMT 2004


Has anyone considered using the rsync algorithm for loading programs on 
embedded platforms? I.e. with low cpu power (say, 16-25 MHz ARM7) and 
low memory requirements (programs are < 128 KB, and the rsync algorithm 
must use little ROM and RAM). Or is it just not worth the effort?

I guess you'd want to at least modify the checksum calculations and use 
shorter and faster checksums (as the data to be transferred is smaller 
than on workstations), and you'd need that file overwrite patch that's 
been floating around.



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