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SubjectRe: [Bitkeeper-announce] Re: bkbits.net downtime
On Jan 31, 2003  14:46 -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 02:50:18PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > Actually, with BK it should be possible to have read only clones on
> > multiple servers, should it not? Not that I'm saying BK should foot
> > the bill to do that, but having read-only clones of the primary
> > kernel trees would avoid most downtime.
>
> At the risk of suggesting something insanely complex...
>
> ... assuming BK read-only copies do work, why not actually have 'bk
> pull' for hosts which can serve RO copies of the trees? You
> could use SRV records to locate these transparently to what has been
> deployed now (I'm not really a fan of rfc2782.txt but nonetheless it
> exists and others are using it, so it's a 'standard' of sorts).
>
> Presumably doing something like this means you could have many people
> voluntarily providing RO trees for different projects and lessen the
> load on the bitmover infrastructure...

That's exactly what I was suggesting, but not very clearly it seems.

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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