Re: [PATCH 0/2 net-next] Lockless netlink_lookup() with new concurrent hash table

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Jul 30 2014 - 22:08:30 EST

From: Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:41:31 +0200

> Netlink sockets are maintained in a hash table to allow efficient lookup
> via the port ID for unicast messages. However, lookups currently require
> a read lock to be taken. This series adds a new generic, resizable,
> scalable, concurrent hash table based on the paper referenced in the first
> patch. It then makes use of the new data type to implement lockless
> netlink_lookup().
> Against net-next since the initial user of the new hash table is in net/
> Thomas Graf (2):
> lib: Resizable, Scalable, Concurrent Hash Table
> netlink: Convert netlink_lookup() to use RCU protected hash table

This series looks great, please post an updated series once you have
addressed the current feedback.

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