[erlang-questions] Abusing OTP-8623 for high-priority messages

zxq9 zxq9@REDACTED
Fri Apr 11 04:28:23 CEST 2014

On Thursday 10 April 2014 17:24:54 Michael Truog wrote:
> On 04/10/2014 05:02 PM, Dmitry Demeshchuk wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > Today (yeah, just a couple years have passed since R14A) I learned about
> > OTP-8623, which allows to do selective receive for messages that contain
> > a known reference with O(1) complexity.
> > This could potentially help with sending managing messages to the
> > processes that may have overloaded inbox with thousands of messages. Say,
> > we see that the process gets overloaded and we send an operational
> > message of some kind ("discard the entire inbox", for example).
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> You could get this interaction by creating an internal service with CloudI
> (http://cloudi.org). 

Not so sure this is what the OP was getting at.

"Is OTP8623 a lightweight way to overcome a clogged queue?" /= "Base 
everything you do on some new service stack"

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