Hello Jim,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 1:37:19 PM, you wrote:

JF> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Adam GROSZER <agros...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Jim,
>> Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 12:33:04 PM, you wrote:
>> JF> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 3:16 AM, Adam GROSZER <agros...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hello Jim,
>>>> Monday, May 10, 2010, 1:27:00 PM, you wrote:
>>>> JF> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Roel Bruggink <r...@fourdigits.nl> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> That's really interesting! Did you notice any issues performance wise, or
>>>>>> didn't you check that yet?
>>>> JF> I didn't check performance. I just iterated over a file storage file,
>>>> JF> checking compressed and uncompressed pickle sizes.
>>>> I'd say some checksum is then also needed to detect bit failures that
>>>> mess up the compressed data.
>> JF> Why?
>> I think the gzip algo compresses to a bit-stream, where even one bit
>> has an error the rest of the uncompressed data might be a total mess.
>> If that one bit is relatively early in the stream it's fatal.
>> Salvaging the data is not a joy either.
>> I know at this level we should expect that the OS and any underlying
>> infrastructure should provide error-free data or fail.
>> Tho I've seen some magic situations where the file copied without
>> error through a network, but at the end CRC check failed on it :-O

JF> How would a checksum help?  All it would do is tell you your hosed.
JF> It wouldn't make you any less hosed.

Yes, but I would know why it's hosed.
Not like I'm expecting 2+2=4 and get 5 somewhere deep in the custom
app that does some calculation.

Best regards,
 Adam GROSZER                            mailto:agros...@gmail.com
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