Commit ca26893f authored by Committed by David S. MillerBrowse files
rhashtable: Add rhlist interface
The insecure_elasticity setting is an ugly wart brought out by users who need to insert duplicate objects (that is, distinct objects with identical keys) into the same table. In fact, those users have a much bigger problem. Once those duplicate objects are inserted, they don't have an interface to find them (unless you count the walker interface which walks over the entire table). Some users have resorted to doing a manual walk over the hash table which is of course broken because they don't handle the potential existence of multiple hash tables. The result is that they will break sporadically when they encounter a hash table resize/rehash. This patch provides a way out for those users, at the expense of an extra pointer per object. Essentially each object is now a list of objects carrying the same key. The hash table will only see the lists so nothing changes as far as rhashtable is concerned. To use this new interface, you need to insert a struct rhlist_head into...