[Fontconfig] Re: Structure of cache files

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Tue Dec 6 20:37:46 PST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 23:04 -0500, Patrick Lam wrote:
> Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > It would indeed solve both problems simultaneously.
> > Maybe, for performance, would it be better to
> > use /var/cache/fontconfig/$hash.cache files, $hash being generated from
> > the original pathname ?
> How does the attached patch look?  Is fontconfig supposed to be
> responsible for creating /var/cache/fontconfig, or can it rely on the
> packager?  Also is hardcoding /var/cache/fontconfig the right thing?

You want to use a cryptographically secure hash to avoid collisions, as
long as you survive collisions, you can use MD5, SHA1 or SHA256 as you


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