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On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 05:23:03AM +0000, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 05:02:22PM -0800, Brian Harring wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:04:40AM +0000, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> > > Changes:
> > > - This GLEP can stand independently of GLEP58.
> > > - Add XZ to compression types list.
> > > - Move cutoff to 32KiB. Provide size example w/ 32KiB+gzip.
> > > - Split specification into generation and validation.
> > One concern w/ this glep- the intention seems to be to reduce on disk
> > space requirements but the addition of compression raises questions
> > for rsync transferance of the manifests.
> > Have you done any testing to quantify how much of an increase in rsync
> > bandwidth this will add? Specifically thinking about the metamanifest
> > on this one.
> I think the best course of action is to end up generating the compressed
> MetaManifests when we start generated the MetaManifests themselves, but
> not placing them into the tree yet. Instead simply use them to measure
> rsync transfer size impact on the generation server and produce
> statistics to see if the cutoff could benefit from being altered, or if
> the disk space should be wasted in favour of smaller transfer size.
Works for me- I do strongly suspect that if we use compression we'll
be purely trading disk space decrease for the cost of transfering each
changed compressed manifest in full though... rsync + compression do
not get along at all.
Either way, stats would be useful when you've got time.