Long Polling

Registered by Kevin Fox on 2013-08-13

When atempting to claim when there is nothing more to clame, there needs to be a way to have the call block for a little while waiting for new entries to come in. Otherwise, either too much load will be put on the server by clients quickly retrying, or clients just have to be slow to react to new messages.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Feilong Wang
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Feilong Wang
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Feilong Wang
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for queens
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon queens-3

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We could have a (configurable) period, say 30 seconds. That would improve latency while keeping the number of concurrent connections to a minimum.

Though we have websocket now, this feature for http transport is still valid and good to have. --flwang

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