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/* Compute hash value for given string according to ELF standard.
Copyright (C) 2006 Red Hat, Inc.
This file is part of Red Hat elfutils.
Written by Ulrich Drepper <>, 1995.
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#ifndef _DL_HASH_H
#define _DL_HASH_H 1
/* This is the hashing function specified by the ELF ABI. In the
first five operations no overflow is possible so we optimized it a
bit. */
static inline unsigned int
__attribute__ ((__pure__))
_dl_elf_hash (const char *name)
const unsigned char *iname = (const unsigned char *) name;
unsigned int hash = (unsigned int) *iname++;
if (*iname != '\0')
hash = (hash << 4) + (unsigned int) *iname++;
if (*iname != '\0')
hash = (hash << 4) + (unsigned int) *iname++;
if (*iname != '\0')
hash = (hash << 4) + (unsigned int) *iname++;
if (*iname != '\0')
hash = (hash << 4) + (unsigned int) *iname++;
while (*iname != '\0')
unsigned int hi;
hash = (hash << 4) + (unsigned int) *iname++;
hi = hash & 0xf0000000;
/* The algorithm specified in the ELF ABI is as
if (hi != 0)
hash ^= hi >> 24;
hash &= ~hi;
But the following is equivalent and a lot
faster, especially on modern processors. */
hash ^= hi;
hash ^= hi >> 24;
return hash;
#endif /* dl-hash.h */