[ovs-dev] [PATCH net-next 3/3] nftables: Convert nft_hash to use generic rhashtable

Thomas Graf tgraf at suug.ch
Fri Aug 1 10:39:01 UTC 2014

On 08/01/14 at 11:17am, Patrick McHardy wrote:
> On 1. August 2014 09:52:00 GMT+01:00, Thomas Graf <tgraf at suug.ch> wrote:
> >If the set size is known in advance, the table is sized accordingly,
> >otherwise the table size will default to 64. This is a slight change
> >in behaviour as previously the default was 4 which eventually required
> >many expansion iterations.
> That's assuming a sufficient number of entries will be added. I think there
> will be many cases in nftables where the number will be lower. Since
> expansion is not very expansive this number was chosen very deliberately
> and I'd prefer to keep it.
> Other than that:
> Acked-by: Patrick McHardy <kaber at trash.net>

OK, I will change the nft_hash default size back to 4.

I think the expansion is more expensive than it looks though as we
are potentially calling synchronize_rcu() multiple times while
holding a mutex to protect from concurrent mutations.

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