<-> network api break

Andrew Bennetts andrew at
Tue Jan 22 22:02:33 GMT 2008

Robert Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 08:31 +1100, Andrew Bennetts wrote:
> > Well, dropping the connection is an option too, as I think I said in the
> > original mail.  The bit you quoted was just what I thought we should do: given
> > that we know that no non-VFS methods take request bodies in the current
> > protocol, if we do a protocol bump at the same time as we introduce a method
> > that does accept a request body, then we can use "if protocol < 2" as a shortcut
> > to deciding if we should even try it in the first place.  And this would avoid
> > dropping a connection, which would be nice.
> Well, we already have methods that take request bodies and use protocol
> 2. Which is why I think its problematic to use that shortcut: you'll
> force an upgrade on the server/degrade performance.

Those methods are well-known (they are VFS methods, as I mentioned).  I wasn't
proposing shortcutting those.


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