[OpenAFS] Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Selecting a configuration file format for OpenAFS Services

Matt W. Benjamin matt@linuxbox.com
Sat, 16 May 2009 10:59:07 -0400 (EDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Derrick Brashear" <shadow@gmail.com>
To: u+openafsdev-t07O@chalmers.se
Cc: "OpenAFS Devel" <openafs-devel@openafs.org>, "openafs" <openafs-info@openafs.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:07:12 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [OpenAFS-devel] Selecting a configuration file format for OpenAFS  Services

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 9:48 AM,  <u+openafsdev-t07O@chalmers.se> wrote:
> Hello Derrick,
> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 09:10:38AM -0400, Derrick Brashear wrote:
>> Consider the case which pushed us here. You have an array of numbers.
>> It's a set of timeout values, which apply when you have between a
>> certain number of callers.
>> You can, of course, just pass an argument which is a comma separated
>> list of timeouts. What do they mean? Well, you don't need to pass
>> those numbers, so, well, just make sure you order things right.
>> But wait. What happens if you want to also make the ranges the
>> timeouts apply in tunable? Do you now pass 2 lists, one for the bucket
>> ranges and one for the timeouts, or a set of pairs? How do you
>> delineate the pairs?
> Whatever is the challenge, it is about formulating some information
> as text, either in a configuration file or on the command line.

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