[Bro-Dev] #1039: Merge request for Bloom filters

Aashish Sharma asharma at lbl.gov
Mon Jul 22 15:44:10 PDT 2013

Very very cool Matthias! Thanks for your work. 

I cannot wait to try this. 


On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 08:57:13PM -0000, Bro Tracker wrote:
> #1039: Merge request for Bloom filters
> ---------------------------+------------------------
>  Reporter:  matthias       |      Owner:
>      Type:  Merge Request  |     Status:  new
>  Priority:  Medium         |  Milestone:  Bro2.2
> Component:  Bro            |    Version:  git/master
>  Keywords:                 |
> ---------------------------+------------------------
>  The Bloom filter implementation in `topic/matthias/bloom-filter` is ready
>  to merge into master. Have a look at the very end of `bro.bif` for the
>  script-land interface.
>  Internally, we have a new `BloomFilterVal`, which is serializable and
>  mergeable and thus ready for cluster use. This `Val` contains a
>  polymorphic Bloom filter instance, which hides the concrete Bloom filter
>  type (currently only basic and counting). Moreover, this branch introduces
>  the notion of ''hashers'', which are parameterizable (i.e., seedable)
>  structures for hashing values ''k'' times. I recall that Bernhard waits
>  for this feature. See `Hasher.h` for the documented interface.
>  In the future, we need to rethink how to construct hash functions which
>  only depend on a seed given at script land. This will be important when
>  sharing Bloom filters across organizational boundaries. At this point, the
>  implementation relies on `CompHash` (at least for composite values, such
>  as records) which itself depends on the initial Bro seed generated at
>  startup time or when the user specifies the environment variable
>  `$BRO_SEED`.
> -- 
> Ticket URL: <http://tracker.bro.org/bro/ticket/1039>
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Aashish Sharma	(asharma at lbl.gov) 				 
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