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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: associating UUIDs to DBs
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2010 15:44:40 GMT
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Adam Kocoloski <kocolosk@apache.org> wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2010, at 4:53 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 09:41:28PM +0000, Robert Newson wrote:
>>> If couchdb tracked replication by a Merkle tree, it would obsolete the
>>> update_seq mechanism?
>>
>> Only if you weren't doing filtered/selective replication. And probably only
>> if there was nothing else different between the two databases (e.g. _local
>> docs, _design docs, reader acls etc)
>
> Correct, Merkle trees are only useful if you expect the two databases to be completely
identical.  But Bob's right, I'm essentially proposing that our by_seq btree is extended
into a full Merkle tree for this particular use-case.
>
> Adam

Most intriguing. Could you expand on that a bit?

Paul

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