[Gluster-devel] Faster hashing for DHT

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jan 6 14:45:24 UTC 2010

Jeff Darcy wrote:
> On 01/05/2010 07:56 PM, Martin Fick wrote:
>> Hmm, if it were collision resistant, wouldn't that mean that you would need one server for each file you want to store?  I suspect you want many collisions, just a good even distribution of those collisions,
> "Collision resistance" in this context usually refers to avoidance of
> *spurious* collisions - i.e. those above the level that would occur with
> an ideal distribution - so "even distribution" is a good summary of its
> practical effect.

Hmmm ... I have an interest in trying out alternative hashing schemes, 
specifically ones that give a good distribution over large numbers of 

Mebbe I'll look at that code if I get the chance ...

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