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Re: Hurdish TCP stack

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Hurdish TCP stack
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:05:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 02:55:28PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> "Joshua Stratton" <strattonbrazil@gmail.com> writes:

> Plan 9 does everything through "ctl" files that can be read and
> written to with `cat' and `echo', pretty much like Linux sysfs.  The
> downside is that all commands have to be parsed and interpreted.
> I suppose a more "hurdish" solution would be to use a dedicated RPC
> interface (e.g., one with a `set_packet_size ()' RPC) rather than just
> use the `io' interface for everything.

A filesystem based interface is much easier to use for most programmers
than generic RPCs.

In cases where it is really useful, we can use native RPCs in *addition*
to the FS-based interface -- it's perfectly possible for a translator to
provide both...

In this particular case however I don't see the need for a specialised
RPC interface -- neither is performance critical, nor do we have
complicated relationships that could be better expressed by such an


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