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Re: XFS Filename Hash and metadump

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Subject: Re: XFS Filename Hash and metadump
From: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 23:28:33 +0200
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On Dienstag, 5. Oktober 2010 Alex Elder wrote:
> PS  Two more observations:
>     - There is really no need for the characters to be truly random.
>       Making the generated name unique and different from the
>       original is sufficient.  So (with the exception of the last
>       five bytes) we can select the characters however we like.
>       They could be a sequential series of names, for example,
>       rather than computing a random value for each.

I was thinking the same when reading your description. Why not simply 
"number" the file names from 1 to whatever count of files/dirs there is 
within that dir?

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