How did the master/slave nomenclature even come to be in tech? There isn't actually any power relationship in stuff that uses it (e.g.

How did the master/slave nomenclature even come to be in tech? There isn't actually any power relationship in stuff that uses it (e.g. IDE) so it's confusing why it was ever even chosen instead of main/primary etc.
It's really annoying that now it's all changing and I have to get used to it despite growing up and using master for everything since I first used a computer, so I'm curious where it comes from.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    :/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master/slave_(technology)

    just google it

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

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      Based Wikipedia BTFOing californian n-words and trannies with a neutral point of view.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        ahahahaha
        >wikipedia becomes based
        this is truly clownworld

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          wikipedia has always strived to be objective and impartial, it's not "based" now because it agrees with your particular worldviews, tranny.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            in todays world being impartial is based, homosexual

            In this case, two instances of equivalently specced hardware perform slightly different roles. The master can communicate with the computer as it pleases. The slave only communicates when allowed to do so by the master.

            i stand corrected

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            wait
            >always strived to be objective and impartial

            ahahahahhaha
            fucking hilarious
            how letting random users write articles is impartial again?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You just know they fucked up when even euros got tired of liberal whining.

        This. In many cases, master/slave describes the interaction between components quitr well. While alternative wordings may be a better fit in some cases, they often miss the point entirely. For example, in a network where one node is specifically tasked with taking jobs from a central queue and distributing the workloads across a fleet of other nodes, it would be accurate to refer to the first node as master, and the other nodes as slaves. The master sends workload requests to the slaves. A much less accurate pair of terms that is unfortunately often touted as a good alternative would be primary/replica. The slave nodes are not replicating anything from the master. They are not clones of the master. They are even differently specced, because their workload is different than the master's workload. Leader and follower [...] is also problematic, as the word follower implies a pull-style architecture in which the master is passive while the slaves actively access it to acquire new jobs. This would be a misrepresentation of the system's architecture.

        Master/apprentice?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Originated in 1904 it probably was used because they didn't give a fuck about black people lmfao

      Honestly the name scheming seems ridiculous to me I might as well use god/peasant. But it's not tech terminology unless it sounds retarded so it gets the job done.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Whats your next question going to be about? white/blacklist?

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >be white male programmer in the 70s
    >don't give a fuck about black people
    >call it master/slave
    simple as

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >be me
      >be white male programmer in the 20s
      >don't give a fuck about black people
      >call it master/slave
      War never changes

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Are you retarded? Honest question. Why did you think this was witty? You just parroted the post you replied to and made it about yourself.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >You just parroted the post you replied to and made it about yourself.
          Yes, that was the point. Its been 50 years and nothing has changed.

          Are you autistic? Honest question.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            first post implied that people in the 70's didn't care about black people, the reply is implying that even today he also doesn't care about black people

            No one here gives two shits about n-words. No one.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              They seem to be living rent free in your head

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          first post implied that people in the 70's didn't care about black people, the reply is implying that even today he also doesn't care about black people

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A master process tells slave processes what to do. "Main", "primary" and most other proposed terms are too ambiguous to represent the idea.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      How about leader and follower? I like master slave tho

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This. In many cases, master/slave describes the interaction between components quitr well. While alternative wordings may be a better fit in some cases, they often miss the point entirely. For example, in a network where one node is specifically tasked with taking jobs from a central queue and distributing the workloads across a fleet of other nodes, it would be accurate to refer to the first node as master, and the other nodes as slaves. The master sends workload requests to the slaves. A much less accurate pair of terms that is unfortunately often touted as a good alternative would be primary/replica. The slave nodes are not replicating anything from the master. They are not clones of the master. They are even differently specced, because their workload is different than the master's workload. Leader and follower

      How about leader and follower? I like master slave tho

      is also problematic, as the word follower implies a pull-style architecture in which the master is passive while the slaves actively access it to acquire new jobs. This would be a misrepresentation of the system's architecture.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >This would be a misrepresentation of the system's architecture.
        with ide master/slave has relevance only to the physical position of the drive
        has nothing to do with inner processes

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          In this case, two instances of equivalently specced hardware perform slightly different roles. The master can communicate with the computer as it pleases. The slave only communicates when allowed to do so by the master.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        my preferred wokeshit in most cases is primary/secondary. main also works well sometimes, leader/follower tends to have a more rigid connotation

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I have a different usecase in mind. Leader follower works great here, but it’s got too much code inertia to rename things from a perfectly fine master slave thing

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        primary/replica sounds more like it's meant to do the 'master' thing as you have in git. Where it's just like the master in audio recording or film making. But you don't say a branch is a slave though.

        I just hate how this retarded american shit where you have to be a racist schizo in the first place to see racism where there isn't any is infecting everything.

        Sorry, but "allowlist ip xxxx" is fucking hard to read. Allow is a fucking verb, so it kinda reads like "allow (on, to be, to, ???) list" You have to stop and figure out that they mean "whitelist this ip, gas the garden gnomes and a future for white children"
        all on your own and it's annoying as fuck.

        Also, person in the middle attack.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Philosophy and mathematics have a close relationship. Hegel had a thing called "The Master and Slave Dialectic", which came out in 1807, long before American slavery was something that anyone gave two shits about.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      ...And in case it's not obvious to people who received their education in a box from a McDonald's drive-through, that work is not about n-words and how important they are. It's about the nature of social dominance. Do you cola drinking fucks think that Julius Caesar had Uncle Remus and Aunt Jemima working in his country villa?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >There isn't actually any power relationship in stuff that uses it
    there usually is

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Master circuit
    Master plan
    Master bedroom
    >I just can't understand how the word came to be used! - Tranny trying to bait

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yet another nazi 2.0 americanism. Americans are so much better at being nazi's than nazi's it's no wonder germany lost twice

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >There isn't actually any power relationship in stuff that uses it
    Except there is. Just because you don't understand something doesn't magically change the entire world to make you right and make it wrong.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the truth is master/slave does not exclusively refer to human slavery, and has many entirely innocuous uses
    if we dropped words every time they were used in a negative way, we'd be changing words faster than anyone could keep up
    like "git" in some places is used to refer to a stupid person, both "cis" and "trans" have been used in derogatory ways, etc
    in the future maybe it'll start that "primary/replica" be used to refer to refer to human/AI relations in a derogatory matter, what then? change the words again? to what end?

  11. 1 week ago
    No_file

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    Try to create an automatic distribution system between autonomous cells.

    Human example: Brain/Body

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