[zeromq-dev] Safe receiver termination without loss of messages.

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Mon Jan 31 10:31:40 CET 2011

Hi Victor,

> Currently zeromq 2.1.0 has the feature to safely terminate the sender
> with flushing all the messages to the network. But if you terminate the
> receiver messages that are buffered on receiver end will be lost.
> IMHO it would be handy to have the same feature to safely terminate the
> receiver, i.e. upon termination all ZMQ sockets that recv messages
> should get all the buffered messages before termination, no messages
> should be lost.
> At present to achieve such a behavior one should implement
> handshake/acknowledgment protocol. I think it would be great if ZeroMQ
> took care of safe receiver termination. What do you think?

I would say nobody replying means nobody is strongly opposed to the 
idea. If that's the case there's nothing preventing you to try to 
implement the functionality.


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