[rc5] Random keyblocks (and Tardy Blocks)

Brian Foddy bkfoddy at skypoint.com
Mon Aug 25 17:36:53 EDT 1997



On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Geoffrey Graham wrote:

> I have also wondered about the "Tardy Blocks" problem.  Does anyone know
> what happens to these?  Say someone wants to run the client, downloads
> five blocks, and then decides it's too taxing on their system and shuts
> off the client.  What happens to the unfinished blocks and how long do
> the block servers wait before handing them out????
> 
They wait until we have run completely though the whole blocks,
then it recycles picking up the gaps.

> Geoff Graham
> 
> Eric Gindrup wrote:
> 
> >      What percentage of finished keyblocks are random right now?  When
> > does
> >      it stop being helpful to produce random keyblocks?  What is the
> >      average number of random blocks produced by a client that falls
> > back
> >      to producing random blocks?  Would it be equally valuable to
> > "pass
> >      out" tardy blocks to be handled by detached clients?  At what
> >      completion percentage would it be more productive to start
> > handing out
> >      tardy blocks instead of producing random blocks?
> >             -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu
> >
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