Hash function performance

In Hash function performance Dave Winer writes: It’s been a long time since we looked at the object database in Frontier, so today Brent wrote a little app that checks out how the hash function distributes objects across the buckets for each table in the database. [… result distribution among buckets …] This looks pretty random to us. And he’s right. In the sense that it’s just a bunch of random numbers....

September 10, 2010