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Date:	Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:45:08 -0500 (EST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: rhashtable: Enforce minimum size on initial hash table

From: Herbert Xu <>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:13:14 +0800

> William Hua <> wrote:
>> I wasn't aware there was an enforced minimum size. I simply set the 
>> nelem_hint in the rhastable_params struct to 1, expecting it to grow as
>> needed. This caused a segfault afterwards when trying to insert an
>> element.
> OK we're doing the size computation before we enforce the limit
> on min_size.
> ---8<---
> We need to do the initial hash table size computation after we
> have obtained the correct min_size/max_size parameters.  Otherwise
> we may end up with a hash table whose size is outside the allowed
> envelope.
> Fixes: a998f712f77e ("rhashtable: Round up/down min/max_size to...")
> Reported-by: William Hua <>
> Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

Applied and queued up for -stable, thanks!
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