[concurrency-interest] Re: leaders/followers pattern

David Holmes dholmes at dltech.com.au
Thu Jun 9 00:24:35 EDT 2005


I wrote:
> Ah! -  you  are assuming that the leader can signal a new leader without
> actually causing a context switch to that new leader prior to the
> processing of the current event? That is certainly possible, but not
> guaranteed by any means.

Sorry - getting my wires crossed. On a SMP with short processing
requirements it is of course quite likely that the leader can process the
request after signalling a follower without getting hit by a context switch.

Cheers,
David Holmes



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