Using md5 sum of file contents as key
JAzoff at uamail.albany.edu
Fri Apr 18 17:35:11 UTC 2008
On Tue, 2008-04-15 at 12:30 +0100, Ian Sherratt wrote:
> We're considering using mogilefs as a storage solution, using a md5 sum (or
> SHA-xx) of the file's contents as the key. This key would be stored by each
> application in their own databases along with all the metainformation which
> is application dependent.
> Has any body used a function of the file contents as the key before? Good
> idea/bad idea?
Storing the checksum of the file also lets you verify the files
If mogilefs did this automatically, it could easily have a 'scrub'
feature in addition to fsck.
-- Justin Azoff
-- Network Performance Analyst
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