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Date:	Sat, 4 Nov 2006 11:53:02 +0100
From:	Jörn Engel <joern@...nheim.fh-wedel.de>
To:	dean gaudet <dean@...tic.org>
Cc:	Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@...ax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: New filesystem for Linux

On Fri, 3 November 2006 11:00:58 -0800, dean gaudet wrote:
> 
> it seems to me that you only need to be able to represent a range of the 
> most recent 65536 crashes... and could have an online process which goes 
> about "refreshing" old objects to move them forward to the most recent 
> crash state.  as long as you know the minimm on-disk crash count you can 
> use it as an offset.

You really don't want to go down that path.  Doubling the storage size
will double the work necessary to move old objects - hard to imagine a
design that scales worse.

CPU schedulers, btw, take this approach.  But they cheat, as they know
the maximum lifetime of their objects (in-flight instructions, rename
registers,...) is bounded to n.  Old objects are refreshed for free.
http://www.chip-architect.com/news/2003_09_21_Detailed_Architecture_of_AMDs_64bit_Core.html

Jörn

-- 
A defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.
-- Sun Tzu
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