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Implements consistent hashing with Python and the algorithm is the same as libketama.

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Implements consistent hashing that can be used when the number of server nodes can increase or decrease.The algorithm that is used for consistent hashing is the same as libketama <>


It’s so easy to use^_^:

from consistent_hash import ConsistentHash

# You can construct consistent hash with the below three ways
con_hash = ConsistentHash({'':1, '':2, '':1})
# Or
con_hash = ConsistentHash(['', '', '']))
# Or
con_hash = ConsistentHash('')

# Add servers to hash ring
# Get a server via the key of object
server = con_hash.get_node('my_key')
# Delete the server from hash ring, you don't need to indicate weights
con_hash.del_nodes(['', ''])

Unit test

  • Firstly, install nose which extends unittest to make testing easier:

    pip install nose
  • Then, run tests:

    # Option -s any stdout output will be printed immediately
    # and -v be more verbose
    nosetests -s -v

More information about nose <>

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