Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Feb 9 18:42:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 09:14:06AM -0500, Jason M. Felice wrote:
> 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.

There was some talk last year about adding a --fixed-checksum-seed
option, but no consensus was reached.  It shouldn't hurt to make the
seed value constant for certain applications, though, so you can feel
free to proceed in that direction for what you're doing for your client.

FYI, I just checked in some changes to the checksum_seed code that will
make it easier to have other options (besides the batch ones) specify
that a constant seed value is needed.


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