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Re: [libmicrohttpd] Needed enhanchments

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] Needed enhanchments
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 17:21:21 -0700
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Yes, we would be open to incorporating epoll/poll or similar more scalable 
system calls into MHD.  The only major requirement (other than clean working 
code) is that it should be made portable using configure/autotools: the code 
should be automatically disabled for platforms that don't support it 
(reverting to select) and on platforms that do support it there should be an 
option to explicitly disable it (primarily so that we can also continue to 
test the select code...).

Feel free to open a feature request for this on Mantis indicating that you're 
working on it (if you are), so that we don't have someone else do the same...



On Monday 29 December 2008 02:35:54 am Baruch Even wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using libmicrohttpd for a project of mine but am missing two 
> features, they are not critical for now but I would like to see them in
> the future.
> I will eventually need to handle thousands of connections at the same
> time, some will be long-lived connections (ajax comet) and others short
> term. I fear that select will not allow me to scale efficiently for
> this. Are there plans to use poll/epoll to allow better scaling?
> One use of comet is for events from the server, the client sends a
> long-lived request that will receive a response once the server has
> something but there is not ongoing generation of data. The current way
> things work is that the response callback is polled for data, I'd like
> to be able to prevent this polling until such time that I actually have
> data to send. When that happens I'd like to push data to the response,
> and then if the respone buffer is full it will poll me back for the
> data.
> I can do the changes myself but I'd like to know if you are open to
> incorporating such changes into the library.
> Thanks,
> Baruch
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