Thu Nov 19 15:07:10 CET 2009

testing channel

The basic use case is a channel that wraps a file descriptor, which
represents a socket or an other pipe to another process.

OK, seems to work.

Making this many->one would make it possible to serialize external events.

The only problem is resource management.  See the following scenario:

1 consumer, N producers.  Whenever the consumer looses interest, all
the produces should give up.  However, when a producer disappears this
should keep the channel open.

In this case the 'free' method, issued at the consumer side should
signal all producers to give up, and only cleanup the object when
they're gone.

Let's make it work for the many->one case.