[Spread-users] Workshop Notes

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Fri Aug 3 14:40:11 EDT 2001

"Theo E. Schlossnagle" wrote:
> Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Instead of sockets, shared memory could be used between the clients and
> > the daemon.
> I have thought about this one a bit.  What do you think about using SysV
> message queues?  It has all of the goodies needed to do anonymous publishing
> (one big shared message queue) and also the facilities to provide a full
> connection (individual message queue pairs for normal clients).
> They are nice, fast and wouldn't require too much change to the existing code
> base?

Are they as fast as shared memory? It seems unlikely. OTOH, less change
is also good.

It isn't clear to me why they should be any faster than UNIX domain
sockets, though. But its many years since I played with message queues.
Possibly even decades.




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