Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/27/2001 17:18:50
>  > Given the way that (the only file handles I've looked at in detail)
>  > were generated, you would be better picking out the 32 bits that
>  > are the inode number on the target filesystem.
> This doesn't work so well for an NFS client; the file handles are supposed
> to be opaque to the client.

But there is no reason why it shouldn't optimise for what it expects to
see most often....