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From Christian Schneider <>
Subject Re: Aries RSA - support for long running calls
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:57:57 GMT
On 01.08.2016 12:05, Johannes Utzig wrote:
> 2016-08-01 10:50 GMT+02:00 Christian Schneider <>:
>> Do you think we can even define and implement this in a transport agnostic
>> way or do we need to support async per transport?
>> Christian
> I don't see how this could be done with the current architecture as the
> whole invocation and communication part is the sole responsibility of the
> distribution provider.
> To support async calls the distribution provider needs to detect the
> arguments/return values and replace Future/Promise and so on with custom
> instances. All the RSA currently sees on the client side is a proxy object
> and then it's already too late.
> On the server side, the RSA doesn't even see that a remote invocation took
> place so it cannot participate in the request.
> We might be able to make it easier for new transports with abstract base
> classes or so, but with the current interface I don't think it can be done
> transparantly for the transport.
>    Johannes
I think you are right. I am also not sure if handling async on the rsa 
side is really what we need. Whenver possible I think it is better to 
handle the asynchronicy on the transport level so
we ideally do not block any threads.


Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect

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