The links are to different files. The pdfs look identical except for color 
background. The diff bytes are 193..320. The rest is the same so your first 8k 
byte checksum would be the same. 

> On Feb 26, 2017, at 10:16 AM, Charles Forsyth <> 
> wrote:
>> On 26 February 2017 at 17:25, Bakul Shah <> wrote:
>> Venti is similarly corruptible, right? Since the checksum is over just the 
>> content. If you downloaded and 
>>, venti would lose the contents 
>> of one.
> Luckily, (a) they are both bigger than the block size usually configured, 
> over which the hash is calculated, and (b) in case someone tries it, you've 
> actually linked to the same file (-2.pdf) but under different names, so there 
> won't be a collision by following your links. Hurrah!
> Venti detects a collision on the attempt to write the second copy if that 
> differs from the earlier one stored (error "store collision"). The earlier 
> copy is untouched (venti anyway is write-once per score).
> Fossil doesn't handle it well, because it turns up during archiving and ends 
> up marking the archive attempt as failed, but it will try again.
> Meanwhile, you've got time to change fossil to check the venti error return 
> for "score collision" and announce it, loudly, discarding the second one.
> Obviously if you care about something, make sure your version is in venti 
> first! Chances are that collisions arise from naughty people tricking you 
> later. Probably.

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