[Spread-users] 1 problem with Spread.pm and 1 problem with spread daemon, was

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Tue Jan 22 08:31:24 EST 2002

Jonathan Stanton wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:16:09AM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Theo Schlossnagle wrote:
> > > There are many applications where it makes good sense to increase those
> > > "hard limits" in Spread considerably.  There are a lot parameters that
> > > can be tweaked and tuned to make it run better on LANs vs. WANs and more
> > > appropriately "fit" the needs of your application.  All of these require
> > > a recompile of the Spread daemon.
> >
> > Of course, this is a strong argument for making the "hard limits" soft.
> By soft, do you mean runtime configurable (so no recompile required) or do
> you mean adaptive, so that somehow spread adapts the limits to the
> application usage?

I meant runtime configurable.

> Or do you mean something else? Usually I thought, 'soft limits' are limits
> that can be gone above, but they either trigger a warning, or like rusage
> are easily raised by the user.

Well, that latter sense was the one I was thinking of.



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