GC is very expensive: am I doing something wrong?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Mar 23 17:53:34 CET 2010


Le Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:57:56 -0700, Paul Rubin a écrit :
> 
> It is unlikely to happen by accident.  You might care that it can happen
> on purpose.  See: http://www.cs.rice.edu/~scrosby/hash/ that I cited in
> another post.  The article shows some sample attacks on Python cgi's.

Certainly interesting in a purely academic point of view, but in real 
life if you want to cause a denial of service by overwhelming a server, 
there are far more obvious options than trying to guess the server's use 
of hash tables and trying to cause lots of collisions in them.




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