[gdal-dev] GDAL RPC protocol to make GDAL (more) failsafe

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Wed Feb 6 08:33:46 PST 2013

Selon Livneh Yehiyam <yehil at rafael.co.il>:

> Perhaps GDAL_PROXY?

This is a possibility, although there's already a GDALProxyDataset class in
GDAL, subclassed by GDALProxyPoolDataset, that is used internally by some
drivers (VRT, RPFTOC) that want to proxy the access to underlying datasets
without having all the underlying tile datasets opened.

Technically the new feature is very close to the "remote proxy" design pattern.
Except that the "remote" here is currently just another process on the same host
(but the protocol isn't based on that assumption, so, with additionnal code for
a connect/accept logic, the server could lie on another host).

All in all, i'm ok with GDAL_PROXY if nobody else has a better suggestion.

Best regards,


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