[rabbitmq-discuss] Fwd: about the Frame of amqp

Tony Garnock-Jones tonyg at lshift.net
Wed Aug 12 16:15:13 BST 2009

femto Zheng wrote:
> but now I'm puzzled, why do we need segment?Why do we need assembly?
> a segment comprises of many frames, an assembly comprises of many segments.

It's mostly to permit interleaving/multiplexing of many channels over a
single connection, but also can help keep memory bounds down. In theory
it permits "streaming" of messages through the server in some situations
(though RabbitMQ doesn't do that yet).


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