[dpdk-users] [dpdk-dev] cuckoo hash in dpdk
aber at semihalf.com
Fri Aug 25 11:00:00 CEST 2017
You can pass your own hash function to rte_hash_create() otherwise a
default one will be used, see
The default hash function is rte_hash_crc() or in some cases rte_jhash(), see
You can find the implementation of rte_hash_crc() over here:
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On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Pragash Vijayaragavan <pxv3620 at rit.edu> wrote:
> Thats great, what about the hash functions.
> On 24 Aug 2017 10:54, "Andriy Berestovskyy" <aber at semihalf.com> wrote:
>> Hey Pragash,
>> I am not the author of the code, but I guess it is done that way
>> because modern compilers do recognize power of two constants and do
>> substitute division and modulo operations with corresponding bit
>> Just try to compile a small program like the following:
>> volatile unsigned a = 123, b, c;
>> int main(int argc, char **argv)
>> b = a / 4;
>> c = a % 4;
>> printf("%x %x %x\n", a, b, c);
>> and then disassemble it with gdb:
>> (gdb) disassemble /s main
>> 13 b = a / 4;
>> 0x0000000000400464 <+20>: shr $0x2,%eax
>> 0x0000000000400467 <+23>: mov %eax,0x200bd3(%rip) # 0x601040
>> 14 c = a % 4;
>> 0x000000000040046d <+29>: mov 0x200bc5(%rip),%eax # 0x601038
>> 0x0000000000400473 <+35>: and $0x3,%eax
>> 0x0000000000400476 <+38>: mov %eax,0x200bc8(%rip) # 0x601044
>> As you can see both division and modulo was substituted with "shr" and
>> So basically nowadays there is no need to worry about that and
>> complicate code with explicit low-level optimizations. Hope that
>> answers your question.
>> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM, Pragash Vijayaragavan <pxv3620 at rit.edu>
>> > Hi,
>> > I got the chance to look at the cuckoo hash used in dpdk and have a
>> > query.
>> > would using division and modulo operations be slower than bitwise
>> > operations on RTE_HASH_BUCKET_ENTRIES, specially since
>> > RTE_HASH_BUCKET_ENTRIES is a power of 2.
>> > For example, to do a modulo we can do a "AND" operation on
>> > (RTE_HASH_BUCKET_ENTRIES - 1), which might be faster. We did a cuckoo
>> > filter for VPP and doing this gave a slight improvement in speed.
>> > Is there any particular reason its done this way.
>> > Sorry if i am being wrong in any way, i was just curious.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Pragash Vijayaragavan
>> > Grad Student at Rochester Institute of Technology
>> > email : pxv3620 at rit.edu
>> > ph : 585 764 4662
>> Andriy Berestovskyy
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