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Kernel News

Article from Issue 148/2013
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Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

Global Hash Table Implementation

What can happen in big software projects is that developers implement the same low-level feature over and over again. Some sort of helper code would be useful, so they create it in their little area of the project and use it happily, never realizing that there are similar helpers scattered all over the codebase.

One such useful gizmo is the hash table. Sasha Levin recently submitted some code for a simple hash table implementation, specifically so it wouldn’t need to be reimplemented all over the place by other kernel hackers.

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