Lots of configs

David Helkowski dhelkowski at sbgnet.com
Wed Mar 9 00:09:59 CET 2011

Please refrain from continuing to message the list on this topic.
I will not do so either, provided you stop sending things like
'David is wrong, and his ideas should never be considered' to the list.
It is entirely childish, and I am sure people are sick of seeing this
sort of garbage in the list.

My only response to this latest attack is that Varnish is open
source software. I can and will publish a how-to on using hashing
in the manner that I have described. There is nothing that you can
do to stop it, and I am sure people will take advantage of it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
To: "David Helkowski" <dhelkowski at sbgnet.com>
Cc: "Jonathan DeMello" <demello.itp at googlemail.com>, varnish-misc at varnish-cache.org, "Per Buer" <perbu at varnish-software.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 5:36:18 PM
Subject: Re: Lots of configs 

In message <4D7688A1.8020202 at sbgnet.com>, David Helkowski writes:
>On 3/8/2011 9:53 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message<AANLkTimwEiC5-+aXmjHazpCqYc0HUxHgDwaW4+L_65PC at mail.gmail.com>, Jona

>My anger was due primarily to the statement "if you got to deploy a 
>whole bunch of scary inline C that will seriously intimidate the 
>summer intern and makes all the other fear the config it's just not 
>worth it."
>The contents of that private email essentially boiled to me saying, in 
>many more words:
>"not everyone is as stupid as you".

Well, to put it plainly and simply:

In the context of the Varnish project, viewed through the prism that
is our project philosphy,  Per is Right and you are Wrong.

Inline C is the last resort, it is there because there needs to be
a last resort, but optimizations like the one you propose does not
belong *anywhere* inline C or not.

End of story.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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