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Date:	Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:09:59 -0800
From:	"Michael K. Edwards" <>
To:	"Evgeniy Polyakov" <>
Cc:	"Eric Dumazet" <>,
	"David Miller" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: Extensible hashing and RCU

On 2/20/07, Michael K. Edwards <> wrote:
> Correct.  That's called a "weak hash", and Jenkins is known to be a
> thoroughly weak hash.  That's why you never, ever use it without a
> salt, and you don't let an attacker inspect the hash output either.

Weak in a cryptographic sense, of course.  Excellent avalanche
behavior, though, which is what you care about in a salted hash.

I know nothing about data structures and algorithms except what I read
on the Internet.  But you'd be amazed what's on the Internet.

- Michael
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