[Bro-Dev] [Bro-Commits] [git/bro] topic/actor-system: First-pass broker-enabled Cluster scripting API + misc. (07ad06b)

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Thu Nov 9 09:56:57 PST 2017

Sounds good to me. We should probably label the new parts experimental
for now, as I'm sure we'll iterate some more as people get experience
with them.


On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 18:46 +0000, you wrote:

> Just a quick summary of key points of this thread related to cluster-layout, messaging patterns, and API (omitting some minor stuff from Robin’s initial feedback).
> - "proxy" nodes will be renamed at a later point toward the end of the project
>   ("proxy" actually makes sense to me, but "data" seems to have caught on
>   so I'll go w/ that unless there's other suggestions)
> - "data" nodes will connect within clusters differently than previous "proxy"
>   nodes.  Each worker connects to every data node.  Data nodes do not connect
>   with each other.
> - instead of sending logs statically to Broker::log_topic, there will now be
>   a "const Broker::log_topic_func = function(id: Log::ID, path: string) &redef"
>   to better support multiple loggers and failover use-cases
> - add new, explicit message routing or one-hop relaying (e.g. for the simple
>   use-case of "broadcast from this worker to all workers”)
> - add a more flexible pool membership API to let scripters define their own data
>   pool constraints that users can then customize (outlined in previous email)
> Let me know if I missed anything.
> - Jon
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