Rsyncing really large files

Shachar Shemesh rsync at
Sat Mar 5 20:58:12 GMT 2005

Wayne Davison wrote:

>>But how will you find it there? If you are going to have 740K blocks 
>>(i.e. - 740,000 strong hashes) in a 16bit hash table, you are going to 
>>have lots of collisions there (190 per bucket, on average), and you 
>>gained nothing.
>You'll note that a no-match bitmap has no effect on the normal hash
>table lookups, so you're railing against something that is not even
>discussed in my email.
Ok. Personally, I don't think this is a huge gain, but I guess it is 
indeed pointless to argue about that one.

What about my proposal, though? Should I send in a patch so it can be 
evaluated (hoping I'll manage to find my way around, that is).


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting ltd.
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