[OSM-dev] Rantings about API 0.6
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Wed Feb 11 08:52:01 GMT 2009
On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Brett Henderson <brett at bretth.com> wrote:
> Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> > El Miércoles, 11 de Febrero de 2009, Shaun McDonald escribió:
> >> Having a slightly less efficient import that ensures consistency is a
> >> great thing, as it means that the database doesn't grow too quickly.
> > I fail to see why slower growth is a good thing?
> Slower (perhaps "steady" is a better word) growth has its advantages for
> replication. Osmosis data extraction is fairly efficient and can
> extract data many times faster than it is currently added, but
> downstream systems can't always process it fast enough. So while it
> would be great to be able to import data faster, there probably should
> be an upper limit to import speed allow downstream systems to keep up.
This is not a valid reason.
Speaking as one of the downstream consumers of the Osmosis diffs we can take
it as fast as you can make it.
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