[darcs-users] darcs 2.3 beta 1

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Thu Jul 2 03:13:26 UTC 2009

Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Note that the cache ~/.darcs/cache is only useful for repositories that
> share the same filesystem as ~/.darcs/cache is on -- for example, if all
> your repositories live in /srv/vcs and that's a separate NFS mount to
> /home, then the default cache is totally useless (and probably unused).
> You'd want to create /srv/vcs/.cache-twb or something, or maybe make
> /srv/vcs/.darcs-cache a world-writable directory with a sticky bit.  I
> don't know if that would work, nor if Darcs is susceptible to cache
> poisoning attacks.

Er... I wouldn't say "totally useless". A cross-filesystem file copy is 
still (in many/most cases) faster/cheaper than a SSH or HTTP download. 
It may not be the most space efficient caching situation, but it would 
still be a cache.

--Max Battcher--

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