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USER MANUAL GLOSSARY
an element of a partially ordered set (POSET) consisting of data
transfer component namespaces within an IPC process
bind a name
to associate a name with a program or process. This mapping is stored
in the IRMd.
to configure an IPCP and start it as the first member of a layer.
the mechanism by which a server layer controls its resources and
prevents its client processes from sending more information than it
can currently handle. This is orthogonal to flow control.
the database that keeps a mapping between an address and a registered
hash. In Ouroboros, the default implementation is a Distributed Hash
the action of connecting to a member of an existing layer, retrieving
the bootstrap information and starting the IPCP as a new member of
the system and network resources over which two processes can send
information. A flow is an abstraction of the actual underlying IPC
mechanism and has a quality of service (QoS) associated with it, which
reflects externally measurable quantities such as delay, jitter,
bandwidth, loss and bit error rate.
the component of an IPCP that reserves the resources for a flow
towards a given registered hash.
the mechanism with which the destination endpoint of a connection
controls the source to prevent the source from sending more
information than the destination can currently handle. This is
orthogonal to congestion control.
an integer used as a handle to a flow (a port ID) within an
inter process communication (IPC)
the mechanisms that allow processes to share information.
a process that allocates and manages the necessary resources within a
layer to allow IPC between processes that are clients of that layer.
IPC resource manager (IRM)
the process that manages local IPC and IPCPs (providing remote IPC).
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