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From: Michel Machado <michel@digirati.com.br>
To: "Wang, Yipeng1" <yipeng1.wang@intel.com>,
	Qiaobin Fu <qiaobinf@bu.edu>,
	"Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	"De Lara Guarch, Pablo" <pablo.de.lara.guarch@intel.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	"doucette@bu.edu" <doucette@bu.edu>,
	"Wiles, Keith" <keith.wiles@intel.com>,
	"Gobriel, Sameh" <sameh.gobriel@intel.com>,
	"Tai, Charlie" <charlie.tai@intel.com>,
	"stephen@networkplumber.org" <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	"nd@arm.com" <nd@arm.com>,
	"honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com" <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] hash table: add an iterator over conflicting entries
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:52:09 -0400
Message-ID: <037eca0c-a1e5-a7fa-8b5e-d7a35006e852@digirati.com.br> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <D2C4A16CA39F7F4E8E384D204491D7A6614A1AC6@ORSMSX105.amr.corp.intel.com>

Hi Yipeng,

On 09/04/2018 04:57 PM, Wang, Yipeng1 wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michel Machado [mailto:michel@digirati.com.br]
>>     Exposing the private fields would bind the interface with the
>> current implementation of the hash table. In the way we are proposing,
>> one should be able to replace the underlying algorithm and not touching
>> the header files that applications use. But, yes, your solution would
>> enable applications to allocate iterator states as local variables as well.
> [Wang, Yipeng] I didn't mean to expose the private fields. But only the
> Type. For example, rte_hash does not expose its private fields to users.
> One can change the fields without changing API.

    The fact that struct rte_hash does not expose its private fields but 
only its type to applications means that a compiler cannot find out the 
byte length of struct rte_hash using only the header rte_hash.h. Thus, 
an application cannot allocate memory on its own (e.g. as a local 
variable) for a struct rte_hash. An application can, however, have a 
pointer to a struct rte_hash since the byte length of a pointer only 
depends on the architecture of the machine. This is the motivation 
behind having struct rte_hash_iterator_state in rte_hash.h only holding 
an array of bytes.

    There are good reasons to implement struct rte_hash as it is. For 
examples, struct rte_hash can change its byte length between versions of 
DPDK even if applications are dynamically linked to DPDK and not 
recompiled. Moreover a hash table is unlikely to be so short-lived as an 

[ ]'s
Michel Machado

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-05 17:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-31 16:51 Qiaobin Fu
2018-08-31 22:53 ` Gaëtan Rivet
2018-09-04 18:46   ` Michel Machado
2018-09-02 22:05 ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2018-09-04 19:36   ` Michel Machado
2018-09-05 22:13     ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2018-09-06 14:28       ` Michel Machado
2018-09-12 20:37         ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2018-09-20 19:50           ` Michel Machado
2018-09-04 18:55 ` Wang, Yipeng1
2018-09-04 19:07   ` Michel Machado
2018-09-04 19:51     ` Wang, Yipeng1
2018-09-04 20:26       ` Michel Machado
2018-09-04 20:57         ` Wang, Yipeng1
2018-09-05 17:52           ` Michel Machado [this message]
2018-09-05 20:27             ` Wang, Yipeng1
2018-09-06 13:34               ` Michel Machado
2018-10-09 19:29 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/2] hash table: fix a bug in rte_hash_iterate() Qiaobin Fu
2018-10-09 19:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/2] hash table: add an iterator over conflicting entries Qiaobin Fu
2018-10-10  2:54     ` Wang, Yipeng1
2018-10-10  1:55   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/2] hash table: fix a bug in rte_hash_iterate() Wang, Yipeng1
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2018-08-30 15:56 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] hash table: add an iterator over conflicting entries Qiaobin Fu

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