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Re: Is it better to set the freelist to a prime number ?

From: Andrew Mobbs <andrewm_at_chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Date: 23 Jul 2002 22:51:05 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <9uo*Yp3tp@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>


Connor McDonald <connor_mcdonald_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>Do we (anyone?) have any insider info on the hash algorithm used for
>freelist mapping? Is it plain ol' modulo - in which case, the use of
>prime number would be suitable, but there's also endless (non-modulo)
>hashing algoriths out there that would not have such a requirement

Metalink Doc Id 1029850.6

Basically, yes, it's just PID mod number of freelists (or groups).

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Andrew Mobbs - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~andrewm/
Received on Tue Jul 23 2002 - 16:51:05 CDT

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