Greg Stark <> writes:
> I was originally going to suggest using a crc  to combine but iirc we
> changed hash_any() a while back and decided against using crc. I don't know
> if that was wise but wouldn't want to suggest relitigating that.

Nah, CRCs are designed to solve a different problem, ie detecting
single-bit and burst errors with high probability.  In particular, I don't
think they make any particular promises with respect to spreading changes
into all bits of the result.  That's important for our hash functions
because we usually take just the lowest N bits of the result as being
adequately randomized.

                        regards, tom lane

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