[squeak-dev] Server timeouts and 504 return codes

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 22:34:03 UTC 2019

> > >> That would also let us save bandwidth by not downloading files already
> > >> sitting in the client's package cache.
> > >
> > > How so?  Isn't the package-cache checked before hitting the server at
> > > all?  It certainly should be.
> >
> > No, it's not. Currently that's not possible, because different files can
> > have the same name. And currently we have no way to tell them apart.

Even still, we could check the package-cache first, open up the one
with that name and see if its teh correct UUID...

> No.  No two MCZ's may have the same name, certainly not withiin the
> same repository, because MCRepository cannot support that.  So maybe
> we need project subdirectories under package-cache to properly
> simulate each cached Repository.  I had no idea we were neutering 90%
> of the benefits of our package-cache because of this too, and just
> sitting here, I can't help wonder whether this is why MCProxy doesn't
> work properly either!
> The primary purpose of a cache is to *check it first* to speed up
> access to something, right?  What you say about package-cache sounds
> really bad we should fix that, not surrender to it.
>  - Chris

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