Jason M. Felice jfelice at
Mon Feb 9 14:14:06 GMT 2004

What is the point to checksum_seed?  When reading/writing batch, it is
initialized to a constant value, otherwise it is initialized to
time(NULL).  It certainly has no useful cryptographic value :)

I got the go-ahead from the client on my --link-by-hash proposal, and the
seed is making the hash unstable.  I can't figure out why the seed is
there so I don't know whether to cirumvent it in my particular case or
calculate a separate, stable hash.

 Jason M. Felice
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