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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] RFC: arch protocol, smart server, and tla implement

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] RFC: arch protocol, smart server, and tla implementation prototypes
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:52:46 -0500
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On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 06:34:55PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> First, "why a smart server?".  This has been discussed on the mailing
> list in the past, but here's a far-from-exhaustive list of reasons:

BTW, another thing which I think is important is to reduce latency problems
where possible -- current arch remote access methods are _extremely_
latency-bound (it's amazing, even on my butt-slow dialup, arch can only
manage to use about 10% of the bandwidth!).

That is, try to (1) chunk things up (send/get lists of things rather than
one thing at a time), (2) design your protocols so they can be streamed
(instead of a series of short operation-replies, allow a bunch of operations
to be sent as a batch, with well-defined behavior in the case of mid-batch


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 Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'

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