import com.sleepycat.db.*;

public interface DbHash { public abstract int hash(Db db, byte[] data, int len); } public class Db { public void set_h_hash(DbHash h_hash) throws DbException; ... }


Set a user-defined hash method; if no hash method is specified, a default hash method is used. Because 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 int. The hash function must handle any key values used by the application (possibly including zero-length keys).

If a hash method is specified, will attempt to determine whether 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 method configures operations performed using the specified Db handle, not all operations performed on the underlying database.

The Db.set_h_hash interface may not be called after the interface is called. If the database already exists when is called, the information specified to Db.set_h_hash must be the same as that historically used to create the database or corruption can occur.

The Db.set_h_hash method throws an exception that encapsulates a non-zero error value on failure.


The Db.set_h_hash method may fail and throw an exception encapsulating a non-zero error for the following conditions:

An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.

Called after was called.

The Db.set_h_hash method may fail and throw an exception for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system methods. If a catastrophic error has occurred, the Db.set_h_hash method may fail and throw a DbRunRecoveryException, in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.



See Also

Databases and Related Methods


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