Subject: Re: New hash algorithm - FNV - for use in the kernel
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/28/2001 11:05:08
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 01:55:34PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

 > I have a concrete proposal.  Let's define, somewhere in a MD header file,
 > "string_hash(x)" and "binary_hash(x)" for each machine architecture.  At
 > worst, to the name of a function, but no matter what *not* to an actual
 > function pointer; maybe just to the actual inline expansion of the hash
 > function.

I don't think it has to be an MD function -- I think we can select
one (that is one string and one binary) that works well on all platforms.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>