Future of -spersistent (was: Threads in 4.0)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon May 19 23:26:49 CEST 2014

In message <CAOXZevAPWdZFezc+saBAJSAv6yUjjKcQoK1dT2itrbRp2A_Z4g at mail.gmail.com>
, Per Buer writes:

>> > storage is a nice-to-have to avoid cold caches after restarts/crashes,
>> > but 4.0 clearly needs some work before it goes anywhere near production.
>> It sounds like you've upgraded to get persistent? Persistent is still
>> experimental, just as it was in 3.0.
>Experimental is misleading, it makes it sound like the code has a future. I
>think the persistence code is still there because nobody has bothered
>disabling it yet.
>There is no work being done on the persistent. I doubt someone will pick it

There's no formal decision on the future of -spersistent, but if
Varnish-Software has (also) given up on it, maybe we should make
that decision right now and drop -spersistent before 4.0.1 ?

Any input ?

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