[Freedombox-discuss] Tahoe-LAFS is like a Bittorrent with which you can upload as well as download

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jun 7 15:52:02 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 08:29:02AM -0500, Nick Daly wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:07 AM, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn wrote:
> > Still, it could be fun to try it. FreedomBox could possibly come with
> > both styles -- some fraction of hard drive space could be allocated
> > for the experimental global grid, plus a different slice of the hard
> > drive could be configurable for the use of your specific friends.
> What's Tahoe's required overhead?  Is it static (5KB, regardless of
> partition size), or does it grow with the reserved space (2% from 0 -
> 5 GB, 3% for > 5GB)?  My biggest concern with this is space, as the
> 2GB microSD card the DreamPlug comes with is tough to manage.  If we
> can use the SD card slot when it's available, this'll be less of a
> problem, but I haven't really thought about that problem yet.

By the time you ship the DreamPlug hardware will look ancient.
There will be enough CPU, RAM and flash space for Tahoe LAFS.

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