[Bro-Dev] open a pipe?
robin at icir.org
Mon Mar 26 08:24:46 PDT 2012
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:10 -0400, you wrote:
> Woo. We definitely need to think about this a bit more though. I
> don't really like the perl-ism inherent in writing commands with pipes
> in the "file name".
I'm open to ideas. :) The "classic" non-Perl way would obvioysly be
just providing a popen() that returns an instance of type file.
> Do you have any intuitions yet on where we might run into issues with
> too many threads?
No. My hope is that current OSs can deal well with *many* threads, in
particular if they are all of low load. What we'll eventually need
though is a way to cleanup threads no longer used. That's not done
That said, adding one thread per IOSource doesn't make much of a
difference, it's the logging that creates potentially many threads.
If things really don't work out, we'll need to swtich to
one-thread-per-stream mode, but that gets more tricky on the backend
side. I would prefer to avoid that.
> When I was playing around a few nights ago I actually created about
> a hundred threads. :)
I'm not surprised. :)
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