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From: Emil Mikulic <emikulic@dmr.ath.cx>
Subject: Re: Plans for 1.8+ (2.0?)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 11:59:41 +1100
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 04:05:53PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> [...]
> However, for robustness we would not mirror them in actual fact but
> would instead assign dynamic block numbers (i.e. non-linear
> addressing) every time a bit of data is flushed to physical storage,
> allowing the data chunks to hold a complete historical record, which
> in turn not only allows virtually infinite snapshots but also allows
> just one of the redundant chunks to be written and for the other ones
> to be updated asynchronously.

With the infinite snapshots scheme, how does one reclaim space?

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