CD integrity checking (Re: Colony 3, Test report)
mdz at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 20 13:33:56 CDT 2005
On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 01:57:15PM -0400, Alvin Thompson wrote:
> all right, you obviously aren't willing to be convinced so i'll drop it.
> i will point out that you could probably detect 90% of bad CDs in 1/10 of
> the time of a systematic scan by checking only the likely 'hotspots'
> (padding, etc). and the perceived user experience of a bad install is
> extremely negative, even though it's technically not the distro's fault.
I have tried to explain to you, with specific technical examples, why I
don't think your proposal is the best way to solve the problem. If I didn't
think the subject was worth discussing, I wouldn't waste my time writing
email about it.
Things that I am not willing to do:
- Add a new, mandatory 8-20+ minute step to the start of the installation
- Engineer an overcomplicated parallel processing solution (and associated
UI) to try to do an integrity check at the same time that the installer is
running (which I don't think would work very well anyway)
If you have an idea for a check which takes 10% of the time while achieving
90% of the results, I would be very interested to hear concrete, verifiable
details about it.
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