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 -- ZFS Performance and Training richard.ell...@richardelling.com +1-760-896-4422
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