[OSM-dev] Excessive version count

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 15:05:17 BST 2009

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Jonathan Bennett
> <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
>> Ian Dees wrote:
>>> Perhaps the API
>>> should ignore (i.e. not increase rev #'s) changes that don't actually
>>> change anything?
>> The idea isn't a bad one, but the implementation would need to be slick
>> as to avoid bogging down the server -- it would double the number of DB
>> queries per upload.
> It shouldn't have to perform more DB queries. The changeset already
> has to be in memory (or at least available) at the time of changeset
> close. Before the changeset is actually applied to the database, some
> sort of collation could occur which would knock out all node changes
> if they don't result in any change.

Changesets have nothing to do with it, especially changeset closing
(when the close happens all the data is already committed). It's at
the node/way/relation update level that that would be needed.


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