[rc5] Random keyblocks (and Tardy Blocks)
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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