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Question on rhashtable in worst-case scenario.

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Ben Greear April 1, 2016, 6:17 p.m. UTC
On 03/31/2016 05:46 PM, Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 05:29:59PM +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
>> Does removing this completely disable the "-EEXIST" error? I can't say
>> I fully understand the elasticity stuff in __rhashtable_insert_fast().
> What EEXIST error are you talking about? The only one that can be
> returned on insertion is if you're explicitly checking for dups
> which clearly can't be the case for you.
> If you're talking about the EEXIST error due to a rehash then it is
> completely hidden from you by rhashtable_insert_rehash.
> If you actually meant EBUSY then yes this should prevent it from
> occurring, unless your chain-length exceeds 2^32.

EEXIST was on removal, and was a symptom of the failure to insert, not
really a problem itself.

I reverted my revert (ie, back to rhashtable), added Johanne's patch
to check insertion (and added my on pr_err there).

I also added this:

Now, my test case seems to pass, though I did have one strange issue
before I put in the pr_err.  I'm not sure if it was a hashtable issue
or something else..but I have lots of something-else going on in this system,
so I'd say that likely the patch above fixes rhashtable for my use case.

I will of course let you know if I run into more issues that appear
to be hashtable related!

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diff --git a/net/mac80211/sta_info.c b/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
index 38ef0be..c25b945 100644
--- a/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
+++ b/net/mac80211/sta_info.c
@@ -66,6 +66,7 @@ 

  static const struct rhashtable_params sta_rht_params = {
         .nelem_hint = 3, /* start small */
+       .insecure_elasticity = true, /* Disable chain-length checks. */
         .automatic_shrinking = true,
         .head_offset = offsetof(struct sta_info, hash_node),
         .key_offset = offsetof(struct sta_info, addr),