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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Managing smart fixed-size library
Date: 06 May 2004 17:59:39 -0400
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>> 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..

Indeed, you could then consider the sum of the backward and
the forward distance.


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