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From Dave Engberg <>
Subject Re: Message Size limitations
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:39:51 GMT

We send messages up to 50MB.  Since Thrift encodes data pretty 
efficiently on the wire, you don't have to worry about a lot of overhead 
(e.g. from Base64 encoding in some XML format).

The only real limits would be your transport layer and how much memory 
you have on both sides to marshal and unmarshal the corresponding 
objects and any temporary buffers.  We have seen some issues with mobile 
phones that can't easily juggle 4 copies of a 50MB data structure.

On 8/23/10 12:33 PM, wrote:
> Are there any known message size limitations imposed by thrift, or at least a recommended
maximum size (bytes)?   Has any investigation been done to discover what an average max size
being transferred by most thrift users is?
> Thanks!
> Michael Brindamour
> Dell  |  Software Engineer
> 300 Innovative Way
> Nashua, NH  03062  USA
> office:  1.603.589.5845

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