21 Oct '12, 6am

Gavin Andresen and Co. are about to introduce a serious change to the protocol. #bitcoin

Re: SERIOUS: Gavin Andresen and Co might introduce a serious change to the protocol. October 21, 2012, 06:21:09 AM #5 Quote from: MoonShadow on October 21, 2012, 06:17:25 AM I can't see how that proposal would change the blockchain, it looks like it only changes how the blockchain is parsed locally. Well, I need to reword what I said. The following looks like it might need to change how blocks are verified and mined: A small summary of the changes: Instead of blk000?.dat, we have blocks/blk000??.dat files of max 128 MiB, pre-allocated per 16 MiB Instead of a Berklely DB blkindex.dat, we have a LevelDB directory blktree/. This only contains a block index, no transaction index. A new LevelDB directory coins/, which contains data about the current unspent transaction output set. New files blocks/rev000??.dat contain undo data for blocks (necessary for reorganisation). More in...

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