[erlang-questions] Re: Unicast 20k messages, $500-$1000 bounty

Joel Reymont joelr1@REDACTED
Thu Jul 16 12:29:22 CEST 2009

Some notes on the architecture...

janus_acceptor spawns transport which initializes janus_flash.

janus_flash:start sends a token to the client.

janus_flash will also initialize a client_proxy. Think of client_proxy  
as the session process.

Upon receipt of the token, client will try to subscribe and wait for  
subscription confirmation. Client will start a 5s timer once  
subscription is confirmed by the server. Client expects to receive its  
packet before the timer expires.

topman maps subscription topics to pubsub instances keeping track of  

pubsub keeps client_proxy (subscriber) pids in ETS and monitors  
subscribers to automatically unsubscribe if they die.

pubsub will traverse the client_proxy pids in ETS once a publish  
request is received and gen_server:cast the message to each  
client_proxy. Message will be sent by client_proxy to the transport  
instance connected to the socket and that will send the message to the  
socket itself.

bot will launch as many instances of the flashbot client as required.  
It then waits for bots to finish and calculates statistics.

launcher takes care of starting bots on the node where it's running.

The client load can actually be spread across multiple instances.  
Simply connect the nodes and invoke launcher:start(true) on each one.  
Try pg2:get_members(launcher) on the master bot node to make sure you  
have multiple bot launcher nodes.

flashbot connects, subscribes and waits for its message.

Note that it does not matter how long the setup time takes, the  
critical path is in pubsub:publish and, perhaps, in the parsing and  
handling of messages by flashbot.

	Thanks, Joel

Mac hacker with a performance bent

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