[Spread-users] Message sequence counter wrap bug fixed

Alec H. Peterson alec.peterson at messagesystems.com
Tue Feb 3 14:55:42 EST 2009

Hi Martin,

On Feb 2, 2009, at 10:19, M S wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> in the meantime I did some stress testing concerning that patch and I
> am no longer sure about it.
> Instead of a 2^31 limit I tried a 4096 limit. This leads to a faster
> counter re-initialisation by dropping the token every 4 hours in case
> of our application. This is working fine 3 or 5 times but afterwards
> one of the spread daemons will exit with a message like this:
> 2009-01-19 21:28:08 GMT Send_new_packets: created packet 3589  
> already exist 3
> Exit caused by Alarm(EXIT)

FWIW I did essentially the same thing into our patched version of  
3.17.3 and it's been running for several hours, doing the right thing,  
with no crashes.

Looks good to me.


Alec H. Peterson - alec.peterson at messagesystems.com
+1 443 656 3322
Director of Technical Services
Message Systems, Inc.

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