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Re: pipe improvements in snapshot

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 02:26:39PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 03:08:45PM +0100, thomas wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
>>> Please check out the latest snapshot and report here if there are
>>> problems.  I haven't yet tried this on Windows 9x class systems so it's
>>> entirely possible that there is a problem there.
>>It seems to work great! I did a few tests and there was no delay anymore
>>whatsoever. I've just sent the dll to someone to try out on a 9x system.
>I'll test this on 9x myself eventually.  With gritted teeth...
>>One thing about the possible data loss: Is that true data loss, like
>>some bytes won't make it trough the pipe, or will that only result in a
>>delay because the bytes have to be send again?
>It's true data loss but it is very very unlikely that it will ever be hit.
>I thought I would get this out there while I ruminated on ways to eliminate
>the potential for loss.
>>I will do some more thourough tests and will report back.
>>Thanks so far!
>You're welcome.

Btw, thanks for the feedback.  It's an interesting datapoint.  It seems
to mean that the context switch implicit in introducing a thread into
the pipe read is substantially less than the 10ms delay we were adding
in the old scheme.  This probably makes sense but...  this is Windows,


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