Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Paul A Vixie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2001 09:29:19
> > > 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....
yes, there is, since some nfs server will some day put all zeros into the
32 bits you're deciding to guess at. opaqueness isn't debatable here.