[rc5] Block size

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Tue Oct 28 22:38:15 EST 1997

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Colin L. Hildinger wrote:

> I'm curious as to why the organizers didn't opt for a slightly larger
> block size, say 2^30 instead of 2^28.  Was it just because they didn't
> want to make the necessary changes to the client/server code?  Would it
> have been a big deal?

A bigger block takes longer to check.  Smaller blocks result in a greater
perceived speed.  People like it better that way.

Of course this probably isn't why the block size didn't change.


** C. Joseph Fisk (mdmbkr)                           mdmbkr at chillin.org **
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