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overflow output buffer

A short while ago, I wrote:

You need to control the connection by doing 2 things:

        1.  Make sure that you don't overflow the output buffer by using the
            new notify behavior.

The way to do this is using a construct like

 8:    while (!notify(this, args[1], 1))
 9:      suspend(0);
10:    endwhile

which keeps trying until successful to place a line in the output buffer.
Making the buffer be bigger, by editing options.h (or whatever) will not
be a robust solution.

The problem with this code though is that it suspends, thus breaking any
atomicity you may have been counting on.  If this turns out to be a problem,
you may want to rethink the design of large atomic tasks.



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