Commit e1bf1687 authored by Committed by Pablo Neira AyusoBrowse files
netfilter: nat: Revert "netfilter: nat: convert nat bysrc hash to rhashtable"
This reverts commit 870190a9. It was not a good idea. The custom hash table was a much better fit for this purpose. A fast lookup is not essential, in fact for most cases there is no lookup at all because original tuple is not taken and can be used as-is. What needs to be fast is insertion and deletion. rhlist removal however requires a rhlist walk. We can have thousands of entries in such a list if source port/addresses are reused for multiple flows, if this happens removal requests are so expensive that deletions of a few thousand flows can take several seconds(!). The advantages that we got from rhashtable are: 1) table auto-sizing 2) multiple locks 1) would be nice to have, but it is not essential as we have at most one lookup per new flow, so even a million flows in the bysource table are not a problem compared to current deletion cost. 2) is easy to add to custom hash table. I tried to add hlist_node to rhlist to speed up rhltable_remove but this isn't doable without changing semantics. rhltable_remove_fast will check that the to-be-deleted object is part of the table and that requires a list walk that we want to avoid. Furthermore, using hlist_node increases size of struct rhlist_head, which in turn increases nf_conn size. Link: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196821 Reported-by: Ivan Babrou <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Pablo Neira Ayuso <firstname.lastname@example.org>