[OSM-talk] [OSM-dev] donating read-only api-mirrors

marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 6 14:44:22 GMT 2009

On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 15:31:10 +0100, Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de>
> marcus.wolschon at googlemail.com wrote:
>> On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 15:16:28 +0100, Stefan de Konink <stefan at konink.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Florian Lohoff wrote:
>>>> API 0.7 should contain a "referral" as LDAP does - So a client could
>>>> connect to a cluster of read-only copies and once you write to it you
>>>> get a referral to the master database. Synchronization is a big issue
>>>> here but it should be a good point for scalability ...
>>> I wonder; could we solve this by just sending the history table with a 
>>> certain key?
>> What for?
>> Your have a version-attribute that tells the server what
>> version your chances are based on.
> In that case you could require all the data from that version on :) 
> Hence have your own mirror with version history :)

I understood "referral" in a way that the client is told to
direct all write-queries to the main-api -server. That one
of cause can tell you the for any entity you upload
the version-number given by the client is no longer
the latest version and provide the latest version of
such entities.


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