[zeromq-dev] Announcing ZFL

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sat Aug 21 11:23:38 CEST 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

> One thing really missing is device multiplexing. I.e. imagine you want to
> create 10,000 mini-queues. Right now you have to create 10k threads. It
> would be nice if the devices can be lumped together is a single thread.

This only really applies to queues, right?  So this would be a device
able to handle many pairs of endpoints in parallel.  The main problem
with that is that 10k endpoint pairs is a real management issue. That
is a lot of TCP ports and a really brittle network. You'd really want
to switch over to a single endpoint that abstracts the queue name in
the protocol, and then you get a queue broker.  That can still be a

So you don't want "device multiplexing", but rather a queue broker.
Is that correct?

Pieter Hintjens
iMatix - www.imatix.com

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