01 Jan '13, 11pm

Explaining bitcoin-qt 0.8 #bitcoin

Quote from: smtp on December 27, 2012, 10:08:19 PM Please have a look at my posting at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15911.msg1422360#msg1422360 regarding "blkindex.dat" and "reindexing" real time speed of the bitcoin client. And if you think it is appropriate, you are free to move it to this (or a better) board/thread. BTW: Thank you for taking me out off the newbie-posting-restriction jail. Hello there, I can't take you out of the jail, but I can explain what we're doing in 0.8. The old blkindex.dat file is a (very non-efficient, 12 bytes per txout) index that stores the disk position of all transactions in the blk00*.dat files, and for each transaction output whether and where it got spent. During block validation, this means that for every transaction that needs to be validated, we need to look up all input's previous transactions in the index, verify all inp...

Full article: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=129861.msg1422738...

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