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[jetty-dev] [SPDY] partial transmission of data frames due to small transfer window size
- From: Oliver Senn <oliver.senn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 12:08:53 +0800
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I recently started using jetty-SPDY for pushing data from a server to a
client. Yesterday however, I discovered that under heavy load (i.e. the
server sending data in a loop without waiting), the flow control of SPDY
kicks in and the window size goes from 64K bytes more and more towards 0
bytes, eventually reaching it.
My test server  sends small data frames with a data size of 56 bytes.
Once the window size is smaller than this, it continues to send data
thereby truncating data frames. The client then receives not the whole
message anymore in one call of the onData() method.
I wanted to ask whether this behavior is the desired one and whether it
is consistent with the SPDY specification  since it states in section
2.6.8 (WINDOW_UPDATE), "[...] The sender must not send a data frame with
data length greater than the transfer window size. [...]"?
Shouldn't the server just pause until the window size is again big
enough to allow sending the whole data frame?
Thanks for clarification.
 Code to replicate behavior: Server at http://pastebin.com/5CxREnn1
and client at http://pastebin.com/CT082Dh0