brian at Awfulhak.org
Wed Jul 19 14:52:00 BST 2000
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 01:44:43PM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > Perhaps the simplest load-balancing trick would be to make cvsup.*
> > into changing CNAMEs and have cvsup?.* fixed as they are currently ?
> > That way, people that don't care and run cvsup infrequently can just
> > use cvsup, whereas people who care could figure out which cvsup?.*
> > they actually want to use....
> Not until jdp fixes cvsup/cvsupd to avoid backing out of patches.
> At the moment it you cvsup from a server that's out of date cvsup
> will back the changes out. Once jdp's fixed this we can cluster
> cvsup servers, but not before.
Yes, I'm aware of this (remember the conversations in Newcastle?).
That's why I suggested that cvsup.* be the only moving target - to
catch all of the people that go no further than picking the right
country. It would be nice to encourage people to ``pick a random
server'' rather than ``pick the first server'', but I guess this
half-baked solution would just result in everyone picking cvsup1.
I'll go away now...
Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !
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