[flud-devel] [tahoe-dev] What are the common variable names for erasure coding parameters?
zooko at zooko.com
Fri Dec 21 18:59:37 PST 2007
On Dec 21, 2007, at 7:19 PM, Brian Warner wrote:
>> Okay, there isn't really a consensus, but "n" is more popular than
>> "m" for the total number of shares, so I will start using it and I
>> might someday get around to changing the zfec API and docs and code
>> from "m" to "n".
> Just to add to the confusion, I watched the Wuala techtalk
> yesterday, and
> they use "m" for required shares and "n" for total shares.
A-ha! This is evidence that wuala descends from the academic-p2p/DHT
> I like k-of-n, but that's just me :).
Well, we have consensus among you, me, and Alen: k-of-n it is.
Those p2p researchers and wuala hackers will just have to adjust
their variable name expectations when they read our docs and source
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