[BXXPwg] trouble with pending requests

Steve Harris sharris@primus.com
03 Aug 2000 15:30:23 -0700

Wesley Michael Eddy <we686498@oak.cats.ohiou.edu> writes:

> 1) Current implementations must use the serial number of the pending
> request to pass a response frame to the proper channel.  So in other
> words, a data structure mapping serial numbers of pending requests to
> their proper channels is needed.  This is just a silly thing to do when
> the channel number could simply be passed in the frame header as it is
> with responses, simplifying things a bit and having the added bonus of
> avoiding problem #2.

Yes, I agree. Several of us proposed this earlier, for other reasons
(e.g. synchronizing access to these serial->channel mappings). I would
assume that your proposal would also then make serial numbers unique
only within a channel's space, right?

Steven E. Harris