[Piuparts-devel] protocol changes for idle and arch

Dave Steele dsteele at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 17:46:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> On Montag, 4. Juni 2012, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>> master goes into idle state if it can't fulfill a reserve request
>> idle state expires after some time (1 hour) to see if Packages has been
>> updated
> yes, but why is this extension to the protocol needed? If the master has
> nothing to reserve, it says so, and the slaves retries after some time.
> I like the simplistic protocol and to keep it this way, if possible.

The reason to add the early 'idle' response is to avoid loading and
parsing the packages-url, without having to think about it too much.

But, as you point out elsewhere, this blocks the slave from uploading
its results.

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