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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch Cache & cached archives

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch Cache & cached archives
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:51:27 -0700 (PDT)

The probram ("problematic program" (intentionally so, in this case))
"GNU hello" comes to mind here.


    > Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:39:19 -0700 (PDT)
    > From: Tom Lord <address@hidden>
    > CC: address@hidden
    >     Aaron:
    >     > The problem I'm trying to solve is repeated downloads of the
    >     > same data.
    > I hope to analyze and reply in depth to your message later but that
    > leapt out at me.
    > I see no reason to modify arch in the slightest little bit to solve
    > *that* problem.  Surely it can be solved more cleanly with proxies.
    > In many or most cases, simply using the existing mirror functionality
    > more carefully is sufficient.  It is strange, imo, to contemplate
    > modifying tla to solve the problem you stated there.
    > A "smart cache" in arch would, as a side effect, very likely anyway,
    > eliminate the need for an external solution (while accomplishing much
    > else besides).  But that is just a happy accident, I think --- and one
    > that we could useful give up on if it were convenient to do so.
    > The way to build a "smart cache" is top-down, not bottom up.
    > Meanwhile, tla shouldn't have a built in "dumb cache" when it so easy
    > to construct one externally to tla.
    > -t

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