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Re: A question on gsoc2011 schedule and how the mentoring works.

From: "Samuel J. Greear" <sjg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:47:09 -0600

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:39 AM, Alex Hornung <ahornung@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/03/11 07:02, Nohhyun Park wrote:
>> Hi.
>>  I am a student hoping to work on the "Implement ARC algorithm
>> extension for the vnode free list" project.
> Have you given this some thought? ARC is a patented algorithm and I'm
> not sure it's the greatest idea to implement[1], knowingly, a patented
> algorithm.
> I think you should discuss your thoughts here on this list more before
> putting your application forward. Maybe someone else can provide some
> other algorithm with similar performance to ARC, yet not patent encumbered.
> Kind Regards,
> Alex Hornung
> [1]: http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/96.php

LIRS -> http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/hpcs/WWW/HTML/publications/papers/TR-02-6.pdf
was suggested as a possible alternative on IRC.


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