[RC5] Suggestion for when we Recycle Keys

Scott Dodson scott.dodson at bozax.iainc.net
Mon Jan 11 16:20:33 EST 1999


The only problem with this solution is that it will allow less time for the
blocks that have been out there just a short time to actually be worked on,
it only makes sense to run through it once, then start again at the beginning
chronologically.


John McIntyre wrote:

> I was also thinking about where to start recycling keys.  If the keys
> come back somewhat linearly, and we have issued 100% and checked 16%,
> does it make sense to start recycling at some percentage more than
> 16.1%?  Say half the difference between completed and the percentage
> over a hundred? For example Day 2 at 19.32% completed and 131.03% issued
> (131.03 - 100) - 19.32 = 11.71 /2 = 5.86 + 19.32 = 25.18 %
>
> This would allow the machine first issued that block a slighter longer
> chance to get it back while still allowing a faster machine a chance at
> blocks a little further through the key space, hopefully eliminating
> some duplication.
>
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