Re: [Atoca] Requirement D2: "Large Audience"

"Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com> Mon, 17 January 2011 23:35 UTC

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From: "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>
To: Brian Rosen <br@brianrosen.net>, "mark.wood@engineer.com" <mark.wood@engineer.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:38:21 +0800
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On 2011-01-18 at 01:44:02, Brian Rosen wrote:
> Most systems consist of several smaller subsystems.  The purpose of an
> acknowledgement is to make sure everyone got the message.  If the
> subsystem can determine that every one of its clients got it, it can
> report that up the line.  It can save missed acks for later analysis,
> or if there are few enough of them, report them up.

I suspect that this sort of delegation system is one that can scale.  Having the originator collect all the replies probably wont.  Of course, this all depends on the exact circumstances, as you observe.

--Martin