linux kernel, git, and stateful sync

Wayne Davison wayned at
Tue Jun 21 22:03:44 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:14:29PM +0100, Mark Thornton wrote:
> Rsync appears not to use its difference mechanism for transmitting
> this list. Where the percentage of files changed is small, rsync might
> be a great deal faster if it did transmit this list in the same way as
> regular files.

Yeah, that's one of the things I put into my rZync new-protocol
prototype I implemented a while back (which I have sadly neglected).
It is not something that would fit well with the current rsync
implementation, though, due to fact that the receiving side does not
scan the destination files prior to receiving the list.


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