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IDcc40185cda4508d2afc88f26af47ce756bcec0be
Parent da9e2aff
Child 8920fa09

Added by Iustin Pop over 9 years ago

Add a Ganeti-specific implementation of Curl Multi

As we want to be able to run queries against multiple nodes in
parallel, and furthermore in parallel with other work, we need to
implement the Curl Multi interface (see libcurl-multi(3)).

This patch adds a Ganeti-specific such implementation, to be used
until upstream Curl bindings provide it. The implemented interface
(there are two 'multi' interfaces) is the older curl_multi_perform(3).

It has one downside (which is also, somewhat, and advantage): we use
polling instead of more properly select() or poll. This is due to how
waiting for FDs is implemented in Haskell: currently, it's not
possible to wait for multiple FDs at once nicely, so we'd have to fork
many threads for each FD to be watched, or alternatively one could use
FFI select, but that would block the entire runtime.

With the current poll method, the implementation achieves consistent
~100 RPC/s per second (with 10 multi interfaces running in parallel,
each with 10 easy handles), and over ~1 hour of runtime the memory
usage is stable, so memory allocation/deallocation (manual when
dealing with FFI) seems to be well handled.

Future optimisations could be to move to curl_multi_socket_action(3),
which might allow better integration with the Haskell runtime.

Signed-off-by: Iustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: Michele Tartara <>

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