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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0/NSPR
Date Wed, 09 Sep 1998 23:13:36 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> >
> > > Hmm. You made some cryptic comments, particularly with reference to
> > > flushing. A bit of clarity in those comments would be nice
> > > (alternatively a licence to ignore them will do).
> >
> > Oh, the layering in NSPR doesn't provide a distinction between "flush all
> > the way down the stack" and "flush just this one layer".  Both operations
> > are important when buffering is involved.  Or at least I think they're
> > important.  hmm.  Maybe not, maybe I was deluded.  I can't figure out why
> > "flush one layer" is useful now.
> 
> A year ago, when we were discussing our layered BUFF stuff, Ed and I
> discussed this a bunch, and the only time we could figure when a "flush
> one layer" would be useful is when removing that layer from the stack. But
> we figured that the pop operation would do that when it removed the layer.
> Assuming NSPR provides a callback for when a layer is removed, that should
> work.
> 
> (I don't know if it does)

If a layer doesn't know its being removed, surely you are going to have
problems? And that isn't just flushing - it may have to shut down
protocols and stuff.

Cheers,

Ben.

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