Under the covers

Despite the fact that you'll be using a resource manager API that hides many details from you, it's still important to understand what's going on under the covers. For example, your resource manager is a server that contains a MsgReceive() loop, and clients send you messages using MsgSend*(). This means that you must reply either to your clients in a timely fashion, or leave your clients blocked but save the rcvid for use in a later reply.

To help you understand, we'll discuss the events that occur under the covers for both the client and the resource manager.