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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Managing smart fixed-size library

From: Johannes Berg
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Managing smart fixed-size library
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 18:23:50 +0200

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 23:13, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I'd take "distance to the previous revision".
> I.e. if the revlib has 6, 25, 110, 113, then the distance would be:
>   6 -> infinity
>  25 -> 19
> 110 -> 85
> 113 -> 3
> This is based on the assumption that reconstructing revision N takes time
> proportional to the distance between N and the previous revision in the
> library (i.e. time propoertional to the number of patches to apply),
> and that any revision is just as likely to be requested as any other.

Note that, with the backbuilder coming along, you should consider the
forward distance as well..


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