[ovs-dev] [PATCH v7 15/16] openvswitch: use new hashtable implementation

Mathieu Desnoyers mathieu.desnoyers at efficios.com
Mon Oct 29 18:35:10 UTC 2012


* Tejun Heo (tj at kernel.org) wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 02:16:48PM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > This is just one example in an attempt to show why different hash table
> > users may have different constraints: for a hash table entirely
> > populated by keys generated internally by the kernel, a random seed
> > might not be required, but for cases where values are fed by user-space
> > and from the NIC, I would argue that flexibility to implement a
> > randomizable hash function beats implementation simplicity any time.
> > 
> > And you could keep the basic use-case simple by providing hints to the
> > hash_32()/hash_64()/hash_ulong() helpers in comments.
> 
> If all you need is throwing in a salt value to avoid attacks, can't
> you just do that from caller side?  Scrambling the key before feeding
> it into hash_*() should work, no?

Yes, I think salting the "key" parameter would work.

Thanks,

Mathieu

> 
> Thanks.
> 
> -- 
> tejun

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Mathieu Desnoyers
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