[erlang-questions] : erlang:phash2(make_ref(), 1 bsl 32)

Raimo Niskanen <>
Fri May 9 08:45:33 CEST 2008


On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 06:20:18PM -0700, Matthew Dempsky wrote:
> 2008/5/8 Per Melin <>:
> > You're right. But for what I need in this particular case it's perfect. It
> > only has to be unique per node, and only a few million times. I could even
> > use a counter, but then I'd have to have a process on each node just to own
> > the counter.
> 
> You can create a public ets table and use ets:update_counter to
> atomically update it.

That is much faster than a server, but you still need a process to
own the ets table. Is that really a problem?

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