[PATCH 4/6] NOTES: Remove paragraph about slow-to-prepare messages
ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Wed Jul 17 14:07:51 BST 2013
NOTES contained this paragraph:
Some messages may take a long time to prepare (software modexp on slow
machines); this is a "please wait" message to indicate that a message
is in preparation.
This paragraph was immediately after the description of the msg0(msg9)
packet - ie, the ordinary data packet. It is therefore at the very
In the git history this paragraph was introduced in "Import release
0.1.14" (4f5e39ec). However, the diff for that commit (ie the diff
between 0.1.13 and 0.1.4) does not show any code which might
correspond to this comment.
There is not currently any code in site.c which responds to a message
of this kind. I have had a quick look for code which sends such a
message and failed to find any.
So I think this paragraph represents a never-implemented intent, and
should be removed. It certainly predates the "hacky parallelism" by a
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk>
NOTES | 4 ----
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diff --git a/NOTES b/NOTES
index 6a245ec..09c083e 100644
@@ -251,10 +251,6 @@ some reason.
-Some messages may take a long time to prepare (software modexp on slow
-machines); this is a "please wait" message to indicate that a message
-is in preparation.
**** Other messages
9) i?,i?,NAK (NAK is encoded as zero)
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