Re: redundancy with WINDOW_UPDATE and SETTINGS_FLOW_CONTROL_OPTIONS

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:12 UTC

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You can't preemptively end flow control for new streams with WINDOW_UPDATE.

On 8 May 2013 11:56, William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org> wrote:
> There's a WINDOW_UPDATE flag
> (http://http2.github.io/http2-spec/#EndFlowControl) for ending flow control
> for the session or individual stream. There's also a
> SETTINGS_FLOW_CONTROL_OPTIONS for ending flow control for the session and
> for all streams.
>
> I think all these knobs are useful, but the redundancy is unnecessary. How
> about we make SETTINGS_FLOW_CONTROL_OPTIONS specific to stream flow control
> and remove the session flag? To disable flow control for the session, use
> WINDOW_UPDATE with the end flow control flag and stream id 0.