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Re: Do we want a server on `/servers/machine' (or similar)?


From: Neal H. Walfield
Subject: Re: Do we want a server on `/servers/machine' (or similar)?
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 21:20:26 +0200
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At Sat, 12 May 2007 21:01:02 +0200,
Thomas Schwinge <address@hidden> wrote:
> Yes, but that would require keeping some state in the server, which I
> wanted to avoid, because...

As you have PORT and presumably an associated peropen, I am not
convinced by your argument.

> > > If `port' becomes dead, `io_perm' should be deallocated as well, but how?
> > 
> > Why does the server need to retain access to IO_PERM?  Once the client
> > has the cap, can't the server can deallocate its copy.
> 
> ..., because there is absolutely no need for the server to keep access to
> IO_PERM: as I described in another email of mine, I explicitly want to
> _move_ the capability away from the server to the requestee.

Right.




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