[erlang-questions] replace inet_dist TCP in favour of Tilera UDN for speed
Fri Oct 19 22:50:12 CEST 2012
TLDR: I can plug my own Erlang distribution mechanism just by creating
an OTP application. No need to patch Erlang. Awesome!
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 05:42:38PM +0200, Patrik Nyblom wrote:
> There is an example in $ERL_TOP/lib/kernel/examples/uds_dist, with a
> driver that implements just enough to run distribution ofer Unix
> domain sockets. Maybe that will be of help?
This example is exactly what I needed. After some poking around I found
this invaluable resource: http://erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/alt_dist.html
It is more than I could have expected.
> >2. Do I correctly imply that running a heterogeneous Erlang cluster (for
> > instance, inet_tcp_dist and inet6_tcp_dist) is not possible?
> Yes it is - if the naming is done so that you can differentiate
> between names of the two different types when connecting. The select
> function in uds_dist.erl implements a crude version of this.
This is more than perfect :-) I can load the UDN driver only on Tilera,
and do something like this in my port driver:
%% Some code that defines whether "the Node node is on the same
%% Tilera machine. Naive version:
And my cluster is heterogeneous (some UDN, some TCP). Yay!
Praises to this part of OTP internals design. It is shining.
P.S. I have a suspicion that I will be the first person doing
cross-compilation using rebar. :-)
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