[Spread-users] seeing server failures at the client

Ryan Caudy rcaudy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 19:33:44 EDT 2005

That sounds like a networking problem to me.  Normally, the clients
would detect that the socket had been closed and return an error, the
next time you tried to use an SP_ function that made a socket call.


On 4/21/05, Brian Pinkerton <bplist at thinkpink.com> wrote:
> I'm fairly new to spread, so this may be a naive question:
> We're running a fairly busy spread setup with a small number (10's) of
> clients.  The other day, someone ran some test code that flooded our
> server with connection requests.  He then rebooted the server and
> restarted the daemon.  No big deal.
> But none of the clients (Java & Perl) got any kind of error at all,
> even after the server was restarted.  They just stopped seeing any
> messages (over hours).  My assumption was that all the clients would
> get their connections reset when the server was restarted and they'd
> all throw, but at least in this case that didn't happen.
> To catch problems like this in the future I'd like to wrap the
> SpreadConnection with another class that re-tries on catastrophic
> failures.  I've tried to reproduce the problem, but whatever I do seems
> to result in clients getting exceptions "immediately."
> Anyone ever seen anything like this?
> thanks,
> brian
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