[erlang-questions] 20k messages in 4s but want to go faster!

Joel Reymont joelr1@REDACTED
Mon Jul 13 09:29:42 CEST 2009

On Jul 13, 2009, at 12:37 AM, Tony Arcieri wrote:

> If this sending of 20k messages is a repeat affair, what if you had a
> process per connection you could broadcast messages to that remained  
> alive
> for the duration of their TCP connections?

Under what circumstances is taking a trip through 1-2 extra gen_servers
is faster than pushing data directly to the socket?

I do have a transport (protocol handler) process and I do have a session
process that persists even while the socket is gone. I used to send
to the session which would forward to the transport and I still do this
for HTTP since the socket does not persist.

I decided to optimize away the extra trip through session and transport
for persistent Flash connections, though, by capturing gen_tcp:send
with the socket in a closure and using that to push to the socket  

	Thanks, Joel

Mac hacker with a performance bent

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