Using md5 sum of file contents as key
jjhuff at mspin.net
Fri Apr 18 17:59:30 UTC 2008
>> Has any body used a function of the file contents as the key before? Good
>> idea/bad idea?
> The FotoBilder software (powers PicPix.com and LiveJournal's ScrapBook
> service) uses this concept. Although it doesn't use the hash as the
We're doing the same thing at Picnik. It actually works great since we
often need to make cheap copies -- it basically gives us hard links.
Cleanup is handled as separate process that walks the files looking for
things that aren't referenced.
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