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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 20:02:25 +0200
From:	Octavian Purdila <>
To:	Stephen Hemminger <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: fold network name hash

On Tuesday 27 October 2009 19:22:51 you wrote:

> The full_name_hash does not produce a value that is evenly distributed
> over the lower 8 bits. This causes name hash to be unbalanced with large
> number of names.  A simple fix is to just fold in the higher bits
> with XOR.
> This is independent of possible improvements to full_name_hash()
> in future.

I can confirm that the distribution looks good now for our most common cases. 

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