This evening, while doing some technical review on a book draft, I happened to watch the tail end of the Syndic8 poll. The poll consists of one master process and 20 slave processes, all hooked together using a message queue.
18 of the 20 slaves had finished, and I was expecting the last two to wrap up at any second. However, the final 2 slaves ran, and, ran, and ran. Each slave appeared to be stuck on a single feed for a very long time.
After some investigation I f0und out that one feed was 9,576,634 bytes in length and the other was a whopping 15,199,291 bytes. Each of these feeds contained over 9,000 individual
Is this incredible or what?