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From "Senaka Fernando" <>
Subject Re: Adding a Field to the AlgorithmContext
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:03:24 GMT
Sorry for not making myself clear. What I meant was, to make it possible for
you to store an object say AlgorithmXX in the context, in such a manner that
it will be useful along with a LoadbalanceAlgorithm. Instead of merely
storing an Object type. This is because an Object is very general notion,
and I don't think the intention here is to allow someone store anything on
the AlgorithmContext, but some additional data, which is required by the
Algorithm. AlgorithmXX can be a base object, or an interface.

However, this is a mere suggestion, and I may be wrong here as well. And,

s/"since your introduction is to introduce a new algorithm"/"since your
introduction is to assist a new algorithm"/


On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Hiranya Jayathilaka

> We already have such an interface called LoadbalanceAlgorithm. Round robin
> algorithm is implemented against this interface.
> How is adding another interface going to help? Please do explain.
> Thanks
> Best Regards,
> Hiranya
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Senaka Fernando <>wrote:
>> Hi Hiranya,
>> just a suggestion, instead of passing a type Object, and since your
>> introduction is to introduce a new algorithm, what about an "Algorithm"
>> Object (or may be an interface)?
>> Thanks,
>> Senaka
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Hiranya Jayathilaka <
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi Devs,
>>> Currently Synapse uses a class called AlgorithmContext to pass various
>>> parameters to the load balance algorithm implementations.  At the moment it
>>> can be used to pass the endpoint index values and the configuration context
>>> objects. This works fine with the round robin load balance algorithm which
>>> is the only load balance algorithm in Synapse at the moment. However when
>>> developing more advanced load balance algorithm implementations we might
>>> want to pass several other parameters using the AlgorithmContext.
>>> In order to fulfill this requirement I would like to suggest adding a new
>>> field (of type Object) to the AlgorithmContext class along with the
>>> necessary getter-setter methods.
>>> This addition does not change the existing functionality at all. What do
>>> you folks think?
>>> Thanks
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Hiranya

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