[Bitcoin-development] Scalability issues

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Fri Jul 27 06:03:59 UTC 2012

On Friday, July 27, 2012 5:59:20 AM grarpamp wrote:
> > I now have an 1.8 ghz p3 celeron (128k cache) which should be
> > substantially slower than your machine, running vintage 2.6.20 linux.
> > Unfortunately I forgot to turn on timestamp logging so I don't know
> > how long it took to sync the chain, but it was less than two days as
> > that was the span between when I checked on it. It's staying current
> Well, are you running bitcoin on, say, an FS with sha256 integrity
> trees for all bits and AES-128-XTS/CBC disk encryption?

Trying to run state-of-the-art encryption on EVERYTHING on an ancient computer 
is fairly ill-advised. I encourage you to continue with the plan to go 

> Someone suggested I investigate turning off the above features.
> Since I'd find their loss undesirable [1], and there's not much to be
> tuned there anyways, I've given up and am investigating what more
> GHz and cores will do.
> [1] Keeping data both intact and private is a good thing. Does your
> checkbook deserve any less?

Sounds reasonable...
but why do you also need to encrypt 2+ GB of public record?


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