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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] library inode signature detection

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] library inode signature detection
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:01:54 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>

    > > However, I'd like to keep it.   It isn't currently used as a signature
    > > that means "this file has/hasn't changed at all, in any respecct" --
    > > it's only used as "the _contents_ of this file might have changed."
    > > But the former is a clearer semantic, I think.   So, leave ctime.

    > Well, I've put in the integration queue a patch that removes ctime and
    > checks the library signatures. I'll leave it there for now - I hope to
    > change your mind on this.

Hmm.   I think you're right, actually -- I misgrokked the issue on the
first pass.

I was suggesting how to not link back to inode sig files from earlier
revisions (by only linking to source files) but that doesn't actually
solve the problem you're talking about (which is that the links
invalidate the sigs in the _old_ tree).

Sorry for spazzing, there.


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