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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Upcoming release of 1.2.2rc1

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Upcoming release of 1.2.2rc1
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 13:22:21 -0500

--- Original Message ---
From: address@hidden (James Blackwell)
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Upcoming release of 1.2.2rc1

>> On Monday 30 August 2004 17.00, Aaron Bentley wrote:
>>> >   2. The tag boundary detection code has illuminated some long
>>> > term tla misbehavior that nobody seemed aware of. As such,
>>> > panicing was too strong a step to take, and the panic has been
>>> > reduced to a warning.
>>> That warning should not happen at all if the tag isn't really
>>> being truncated.  I believe that was Duffy's case?
>>> And maybe the warning belongs in tree-lint, rather than the main
>>> inventory.
>Robin Farine wrote:
>> Why is it a problem at all when an embedded file id crosses
the 1K 
>> boundary ? I thought it was just a limit to _search_ for an
id. Can 
>> someone comment on this ?
>Its a problem because you thought the tag was "this is my tag",
but tla
>thinks the tag is "this is". Imagine the resulting mess when you
try and
>add tag that happens to be "this is". 

I think you're missing the point.

Why not just search for the tag _start_ in the 1st 1k, and then
_use the whole tag_ even if it crosses the 1k boundary?


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