On Jul 11, 2012, at 10:23 AM, Sašo Kiselkov wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> On 07/11/2012 06:58 PM, Richard Elling wrote:
>> Thanks Sašo!
>> Comments below...
>> On Jul 10, 2012, at 4:56 PM, Sašo Kiselkov wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I'm contemplating implementing a new fast hash algorithm in Illumos' ZFS
>>> implementation to supplant the currently utilized sha256.
>> No need to supplant, there are 8 bits for enumerating hash algorithms, so 
>> adding another is simply a matter of coding. With the new feature flags, it 
>> is
>> almost trivial to add new algorithms without causing major compatibility 
>> headaches. Darren points out that Oracle is considering doing the same,
>> though I do not expect Oracle to pick up the feature flags.
> I meant in the functional sense, not in the technical - of course, my
> changes would be implemented as a feature flags add-on.

Great! Let's do it! 
 -- richard

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