handling duplicate names deterministically and adding alternative checksum algorithms

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Thu Jun 16 20:38:30 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:01:54PM -0600, Andrew Shewmaker wrote:
> Is rsync going to stick with qsort as the default sorting algorithm?

Yes.  I don't wish to increase the memory use for really large file sets
that have no need for deterministic unduplication.

> Would a patch to add a --mergesort option be accepted?

It could at least go in the patches dir, and I would also consider
applying it to the trunk.

> And what would be the chances of a --sha1 option patch being accepted?

I think that would be something useful.


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