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    SubjectRe: [OT] Redundancy eliminating file systems, breaking MD5, donating money to OSDL
    On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 02:36:09AM +0000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
    > > *2: I had a direcory of about 1,5 Million images and "md5sum"med them to
    > > eliminate doubles. The Log-file, at one point, had the same md5sum as
    > > one of the pictures.
    > Something similar happened to me once. Two different files with the
    > same result from md5sum.
    > When I ran md5sum again, it still reported the same results.
    > Then when I flushed the page cache and ran it again, it reported
    > different results.
    > I concluded it was a rare page cache corruption heisenbug. Scary.

    I can 100% exclude Linux-Errors. The machine (still) runs with Solaris 8.

    Bis denn

    Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
    bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
    wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
    cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

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