Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2001 11:26:45
On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Herb Peyerl wrote:
: > ...and you'll drive away the retrocomputing geeks in droves. One of
: > NetBSD's greatest strengths is that it runs on an immense spectrum of
: > machines from sub-1MIP VAXen and Sun-2s through bleeding-edge killer
: > desktops. Do you really want to lose that low end?
: This is a terrific point, however, I don't think we want to gain a
: reputation of "NetBSD is great if you want to run old hw, but it's
: at the expense of serious performance optimizations on newer hw
: so you're better off to run <insert other OS here>"...
Shouldn't it be possible to have more than one hashing algorithm available
for indexing the kernel's hashtables? There are CPP conditionals that could
be used for this purpose. <wide grin>
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Wasabi & NetBSD: Run with it.
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