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Re: posix message queues and multiple receivers

On Dec 3, 2013, at 5:45 PM, David Laight <> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 01:32:44PM -0500, Mouse wrote:
>> When serving a request takes nontrivial time, and multiple requests can
>> usefully be in progress at once, it is useful - it typically improves
>> performance - to have multiple workers serving requests.  NFS, as
>> mentioned above, is a fairly good example (in these respects).
> Except that NFS is a bad example, and mostly should have a single server.

Single queue multiple servers is a perfectly standard and well defined scheme 
for constructing systems.  It may be that Mouse's example is subject to 
argument, but so what?  It is nevertheless true that such designs are valid and 
correct in any number of cases, and valuable in many of those.


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