[issue14205] Raise an error if a dict is modified during a lookup
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Fri Mar 9 01:56:17 CET 2012
STINNER Victor <victor.stinner at gmail.com> added the comment:
> Can you implement the counter without adding an extra field to the dict object?
Add a counter requires to change the prototype of the C lookup function:
PyDictEntry *(*ma_lookup)(PyDictObject *mp, PyObject *key, Py_hash_t hash);
I don't know if it is a problem for ABI compatibility or extension
modules. I suppose that it is safer and simpler to not change it :-)
> I worry that we'll get the same objection we had when MAL proposed collision counting as a solution to the hash DoS attack.
> The numbers 0, 1 and infinity are special; all others are to be treated with skepticism.
Is it really useful to only retry once? Retrying once means that it
would work in most cases, but not in some corner cases. For example,
retrying once may hide the problem if you have only 1 client (1
thread), but you get the exception when you have more clients (more
Or do I misunderstand the problem?
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