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Re: It's Alive
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 89 12:25:15 CDT
From: Robert D. Pfeiffer <RDP@ALAN.LAAC-AI.Dialnet.Symbolics.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 89 15:45 EDT
From: miller@CS.ROCHESTER.EDU (Brad Miller)
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 89 12:16:28 CDT
What about adding an entry to a feature request list at Symbolics? The
desired feature is the capability of allowing users to turn on namespace
auto-updating (at small sites,naturally). Any chance that this
would be doable?
It's probably just as easy to make each machine a secondary server, then it
updates itself a *lot* more often.
It seems to me that I've heard there are problems with using secondary
servers. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
I don't know of any problems caused by using secondary servers. We use them
all the time. If your site is small (< 10 lispms), it probably would work
well to have all your machines become secondary servers. Secondary servers
force a namespace update every 15 minutes. You will use up a bit more space
on each machine storing every object in the namespace but it shouldn't be much
more than you already have at a small site.
The methods I listed in my previous message would also work if you have a
larger site or you don't want all the machines to be secondary servers.
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