Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/27/2001 16:52:50
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 11:40:39AM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:

 > All this results in is the change not happening because the original
 > poster is frustrated and gets discouraged, and then (often the
 > same) people complaining in the future about how other systems (e.g
 > FreeBSD) are leaps and bounds ahead in various performance stakes.

I suspect you'd see some more obvious improvement if you tried using it
(or a different hash) for e.g. the namei cache.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>