[sldev] Scalable Sim Question

Dahlia Trimble dahliatrimble at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 12:15:46 PDT 2008

I'm speculating a bit here but I think in sl™ the assets are stored in some
kind of centralized storage system (the "asset server"), and inventory is
kept in another separate storage system. Regions are able to access assets
from the central storage system. If the client needs access to the actual
asset (such as textures, sounds, etc.) it uses the region as a proxy, so
perhaps from the agent domain's perspective, I guess the asset server is
part if the region domain?

For Opensim, there may be multiple asset servers, or in standalone mode, the
region itself may use local databases for asset and inventory storage.
Typically in "grid mode" there is a centralized asset store for the grid and
another seperate one for inventory. There may also be other configurations
that deviate substantially from the either standalone or grid mode.

I haven't read the relevant AWG documentation closely enough to know how
interop mode deviates from this model so I can't comment.

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Argent Stonecutter <
secret.argent at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2008-08-10, at 11:52, Dahlia Trimble wrote:
>> I think there needs to be a distinction made between inventory and assets.
>> I was under the impression that assets on the asset server were the actual
>> serialized asset, and anything in inventory was just a reference to the
>> asset? If true, then it would seen the inventory could be safely stored in
>> the agent domain without risk as the asset servers could have the final say
>> about whether an outside grid gets access to the asset.
> Are the asset servers in the region domain or the agent domain?
> From Lawson English's original note:
>> [The agent domain will] handle login, group IM, persistent inventory,
>>> etc., while the local simulator will handle physics, local chat and geometry
>>> issues. The eventual division will be "Agent Domain" vs "Region Domain"
>>> where each is responsible for a certain subset of services that the SL
>>> client now receives exclusively through the simulator.
> It seemed to me that this was saying that the agent domain was responsible
> for the assets.
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