Rsyncing really large files

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sat Mar 5 20:21:01 GMT 2005

> Wayne Davison wrote:
> >He's talking about potentially losing an even distribution of values
> >if the lowest order bits aren't random enough.

On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 08:10:37PM +0200, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> Even for N which is not a power of 2?

In the case of the weak checksum, it is computed from two 16-bit values,
s1 and s2, so I was thinking that the s1 values (in the lower 16 bits)
might be more patterned than they are when combined with the s2 values.
I haven't checked to be sure, though.


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