[Bro-Dev] Plugins providing threads?

Siwek, Jon jsiwek at illinois.edu
Wed Oct 8 12:08:26 PDT 2014

On Oct 8, 2014, at 12:47 PM, Clark, Gilbert <gc355804 at ohio.edu> wrote:

> Would it make sense to replace the existing inter-thread communication code with the broker / porting the existing writers and readers to use the actor framework?  This way, there would only be a single, shared message-passing mechanism inside of bro, instead of having one for core <-> threads, and another for core <-> external

I think Broker is going to end up best addressing "core <-> external” by providing (hopefully) simple interfaces to a few common/specific messaging patterns and may not make sense to use it generally for “core <-> threads”.  But yes, using actor-framework directly to replace the current threading approach is an option to consider.

- Jon

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