Re: Features

From: David J N Begley <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:52:07 +1100 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Donovan Baarda wrote:

> > the compression before passing the object on to the client; thus, my
> ^^^^^^^^^^^
> I think you mean decompression, which is less intensive than compression.

Correct .. although it wasn't the intensity of the operation that concerns
me, just that if you don't know for *sure* that you're now leaving the
hierarchy of caches and handing the object over to an end-user client,
then you're never sure when to decompress or just pass on the compressed

> > I can see a circumstance wherein objects passing through a hierarchy keep
> > being compressed and decompressed unnecessarily...
> If they were poorly configured, yes.

Not just poorly configured - but indecision on the part of the caches
themselves leaves no alternative than to assume the worst and send the
uncompressed data.


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