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From "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>
Subject RE: [jira] Commented: (DIRMINA-121) Per-port filter chain
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2005 15:30:31 GMT
> From: Niklas Therning []
> It's been a really interesting and fun discussion today! :)
> To summarize:
> sessionCreated() can not be relied upon to do filter initialization
> since if the filter is added to a chain after the session was created
> sessionCreated() won't be called. This means that IoFilter.init() is
> needed and it has to be called when added or at least before the first
> time any of the other IoFilter-methods is called. And in
> we know there will be times when we need to get a hold of the session
> (see SSLFilter) so IoFilter.init() has to be called every time it is
> added to a session. My conclusion is that we should add the session in
> the call to init():
> void init(IoFilterChain parent, NextFilter nextFilter, IoSession
> Can we all agree on this now?

I do. ;-)

> I proposed a very simple solution earlier today which in short means
> that the chain for a session isn't created until the session is
> created. It will be extremelly simple to implement but there *might*
> some overhead involved in creating the chain.
> Dave, you seem to be confident that you can sort this out without
> to create a new chain when a new session is created. I do not doubt
> that. If you still think it's worth it why don't you have a shot at
> The question is how complex it will be and if it really will be that
> much efficient.

I think Dave's approach can be seen as an optimization of the simple
approach you proposed. So if we can agree that the signature for init()
is as specified above, then I would suggest trying both implementations
as the interface would be the same and then see the complexity vs.
overhead cost of each implementation.

Would this be a feasible approach?

Jose Alberto

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