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From: Tim Prins (tprins_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-08 14:11:42

I don't think so (in fact the bookkeeping overhead of the non-blocking
receive is a slight detriment).

Right now modex information is only exchanged during init and during
spawn/dynamics operations (and I do not see that changing at any point
soon). So I think the only use of the non-blocking receive would be to
ask for the information before the exchange has been done. I don't know
if this is helpful to anyone. My guess is not since no one does it.


Andrew Friedley wrote:
> Tim Prins wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am working on implementing the RSL. Part of this is changing the modex
>> to use the process attribute system in the RSL. I had designed this
>> system to to include a non-blocking interface.
>> However, I have looked again and noticed that nobody is using the
>> non-blocking modex receive. Because of this I am inclined to not have
>> such an interface in the RSL.
> hmm, would using a non-blocking modex recv improve performance in any
> way, or have any other useful impacts? If so, I would use it.
> Andrew
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