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Berkeley DB: DB->set_h_hash



#include <db.h>

int DB->set_h_hash(DB *db, u_int32_t (*h_hash_fcn)(DB *, const void *bytes, u_int32_t length));


Set a user defined hash method; if no hash method is specified, a default hash method is used. Since no hash method performs equally well on all possible data, the user may find that the built-in hash method performs poorly with a particular data set. User specified hash functions must take a pointer to a byte string and a length as arguments and return a value of type u_int32_t. The hash function must handle any key values used by the application (possibly including zero-length keys).

If a hash method is specified, DB->open will attempt to determine if the hash method specified is the same as the one with which the database was created, and will fail if it detects that it is not.

The DB->set_h_hash interface may only be used to configure Berkeley DB before the DB->open interface is called.

The DB->set_h_hash function returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.


An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

Called after DB->open was called.

See Also

db_create, DB->close, DB->cursor, DB->del, DB->err, DB->fd, DB->get, DB->get_byteswapped, DB->get_type, DB->join, DB->key_range, DB->open, DB->put, DB->remove, DB->set_bt_compare, DB->set_bt_minkey, DB->set_bt_prefix, DB->set_cachesize, DB->set_dup_compare, DB->set_errcall, DB->set_errfile, DB->set_errpfx, DB->set_flags, DB->set_h_ffactor, DB->set_h_hash, DB->set_h_nelem, DB->set_lorder, DB->set_malloc, DB->set_pagesize, DB->set_paniccall, DB->set_q_extentsize, DB->set_realloc, DB->set_re_delim, DB->set_re_len, DB->set_re_pad, DB->set_re_source, DB->stat, DB->sync, DB->upgrade and DB->verify.


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