ErrCannotReuseClientConn is returned when a failed connection is being reused. We require that new connections be created with pkg/rpc.GRPCDial instead.
ConnectionReady returns nil if the given connection is ready to send a request, or an error (which will pass RequestDidNotStart) if not.
This is a workaround for the fact that gRPC 1.7 fails to distinguish between ambiguous and unambiguous errors.
This is designed for use with connections prepared by pkg/rpc.Connection.Connect (which performs an initial heartbeat and thereby ensures that we will never see a connection in the first-time Connecting state).
IsClosedConnection returns true if err's Cause is an error produced by gRPC on closed connections.
IsLocalRequestContext returns true if this context is marked for local (in-process) use.
NewLocalRequestContext returns a Context that can be used for local (in-process) requests.
RequestDidNotStart returns true if the given error from gRPC means that the request definitely could not have started on the remote server.
This method currently depends on implementation details, matching on the text of an error message that is known to only be used in this case in the version of gRPC that we use today. We will need to watch for changes here in future versions of gRPC. TODO(bdarnell): Replace this with a cleaner mechanism when/if https://github.com/grpc/grpc-go/issues/1443 is resolved.
SetSeverity sets the severity level below which GRPC log messages are suppressed.
Must be called before GRPC is used.