linux kernel, git, and stateful sync
wes at umich.edu
Tue Jun 21 18:51:27 GMT 2005
On 21 Jun 2005, at 11:49, Wayne Davison wrote:
> No, they've not talked about what they're doing here. It would be
> interesting to hear their thoughts on a utility that worked better
> large numbers of files. One thing that I had thought to look into at
> some point is a way to monitor the changes for a hierarchy of files at
> the OS or driver level (perhaps using inotify?) and thus totally
> eliminate the scan looking for changes (for up-to-date mirroring).
We on the radmind team have been working on leveraging radmind's
tripwire-like methodology for rsync-like functionality. The idea is
that each machine keeps a transcript of what it has (or had), and
generates a list of changes locally. This eliminates the need for
the file-by-file, over-the-network compare.
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