On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Adam GROSZER <agros...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

How so?  How would you know why it is hosed.

Note BTW that the zlib format already includes a checksum.

  http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1950.html

Jim

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Jim Fulton
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