|A sequence of DDS_ChannelSettings_t used to configure the channels' properties. If the length of the sequence is zero, the QoS policy will be ignored. |
|Name of the filter class used to describe the filter expressions of a MultiChannel DataWriter. |
This QoS policy is used to partition the data published by a DDSDataWriter across multiple channels. A channel is defined by a filter expression and a sequence of multicast locators.
Multi-channel DataWriters can be used to trade off network bandwidth with the unnecessary processing of unwanted data for situations where there are multiple DataReaders that are interested in different subsets of data that come from the same data stream (Topic). For example, in Financial applications, the data stream may be quotes for different stocks at an exchange. Applications usually only want to receive data (quotes) for only a subset of the stocks being traded. In tracking applications, a data stream may carry information on hundreds or thousands of objects being tracked, but again, applications may only be interested in a subset.
The problem is that the most efficient way to deliver data to multiple applications is to use multicast, so that a data value is only sent once on the network for any number of subscribers to the data. However, using multicast, an application will receive all of the data sent and not just the data in which it is interested, thus extra CPU time is wasted to throw away unwanted data. With this QoS, you can analyze the data-usage patterns of your applications and optimize network vs. CPU usage by partitioning the data into multiple multicast streams. While network bandwidth is still being conserved by sending data only once using multicast, most applications will only need to listen to a subset of the multicast addresses and receive a reduced amount of unwanted data.
Your system can gain more of the benefits of using multiple multicast groups if your network uses Layer 2 Ethernet switches. Layer 2 switches can be configured to only route multicast packets to those ports that have added membership to specific multicast groups. Using those switches will ensure that only the multicast packets used by applications on a node are routed to the node; all others are filtered-out by the switch.
|struct DDS_ChannelSettingsSeq DDS_MultiChannelQosPolicy::channels
A sequence of DDS_ChannelSettings_t used to configure the channels' properties. If the length of the sequence is zero, the QoS policy will be ignored.
A sequence length of zero indicates the DDS_MultiChannelQosPolicy is not in use.
The sequence length cannot be greater than DDS_DomainParticipantResourceLimitsQosPolicy::channel_seq_max_length.
[default] Empty sequence.
Name of the filter class used to describe the filter expressions of a MultiChannel DataWriter.
The following builtin filters are supported: DDS_SQLFILTER_NAME and DDS_STRINGMATCHFILTER_NAME.
Important: This value must be assigned to either one of the predefined values (DDS_SQLFILTER_NAME or DDS_STRINGMATCHFILTER_NAME), or to an allocated string with DDS_String_alloc or DDS_String_dup. It should not be assigned to a string constant.