[Bitcoin-development] Bootstrapping full nodes post-pruning

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Mon Jun 11 20:48:36 UTC 2012

> Actual BDB files are absolutely not deterministic. Nor is the raw
> blockchain itself currently, because blocks aren't always added in the
> same order (plus they get orphans in them)

That's true. Though if you prune up to the last checkpoint, orphans
before that point can be safely thrown away.

I wonder if swapping out bdb for LevelDB might make sense at some
point. I'm not sure how deterministic that is either though :)

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