[darcs-users] darcs 2.3 beta 1

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 07:19:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 11:13:26PM -0400, Max Battcher wrote:
> 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.

You're right; I withdraw the remark in question.

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