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Re: #540: "jumbo" frames

From: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:26:57 -0700
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To: "K.Morgan@iaea.org" <K.Morgan@iaea.org>
Cc: Jason Greene <jason.greene@redhat.com>, Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>, Nicholas Hurley <hurley@todesschaf.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Martin Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
But it does not remove the continuation 'kludge'. It substitutes one
'kludge' for another 'kludge' and doesn't change the orthogonal requirement
to handle arbitrarily large headers...

Continuation has the advantage of being a known annoyance.
There have been proposals for requiring that CONTINUATION (and similar
non-stream-initiating-HEADERS frames) carry only non-state-modifying data,
in which case many of the annoyances w.r.t. continuation go away.
I'd prefer investigation into avenues like that, personally.

Jumbo frames have the disadvantage of folks not realizing the harm they
cause, and then causing it anyway.

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM, <K.Morgan@iaea.org> wrote:

> On 25 June 2014 22:22, grmocg@gmail.com wrote:
> > The sender determines how to apportion data into frames.
> > We were seeing whole files transmitted as a single frame.
> > -=R
> The sender can only apportion data into frames less than
> SETTINGS_MAX_FRAME length; and if you never change it, he has to use 16K or
> less.
> This is exactly the point. The jumbo frames eliminates the CONTINUATION
> "kludge" & allows use cases which need jumbo frames to have them if the
> peer gives consent.  All while not preventing efficient muxing with 16K
> frames.
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