[RC5] Question, RE: Block Sizes....
j-zbiciak1 at ti.com
Wed Jul 1 15:25:39 EDT 1998
'Alpha42' said previously:
| Does a 2^31
| block still only count as one block?
For buffering, fetching, and flushing purposes, yes. (For buffering, I
would like to see this changed so that buffer sizes are still expressed
in terms of 2^28-sized blocks. See my other post on offline clients as
For statistics purposes, it counts as the equivalent number of 2^28
blocks, so that different people can be compared on the same scale,
regardless of what size blocks they're requesting/cracking..
One other thing worth noting: If your client is set to request 2^31
sized blocks, you actually could receive anywhere from a 2^28th sized
block up to a 2^31 sized block. (There are even oddball sizes in
there, such as 3*2^28 and so on.)
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