zooko at zooko.com
Sun Aug 9 20:25:34 UTC 2009
On Thursday,2009-08-06, at 19:58 , Sam Mason wrote:
> My only initial concern is the apparent lack of timeouts when
> creating/uploading things.
> When I look on the "status" screen I see "Sending Shares: 9 placed
> out of 10". It sits there for ages and doesn't seem to get
> anywhere. If I hit "Create a Directory" a few times it'll
> eventually pick a good set of nodes and things will work, but this
> doesn't seem "optimal".
> Maybe I've done something strange?
Nope, this is a known issue. It happens a lot on Test Grid, where
there are nodes which are offering storage service but which
disconnect abruptly without saying goodbye or which take ages
(minutes) to respond to your requests. I encounter it frequently
because my blog is stored on Test Grid. It doesn't happen very often
grids with higher-quality storage servers. Here are some probably-
relevant tickets: #193, #253, #287, #436, #521, #573.
I would love it for this to get fixed. Maybe someone wants to
contribute to Tahoe-LAFS by fixing this issue?
> I also got somewhat confused by "docs/running.html" somewhat
> arbitrarily referring to "nodes", "clients", "grids", "servers",
> "clients" and "introducers". I've had a reasonable hack of this
> file and am attaching it as well.
Thanks! Applied in 
tickets mentioned in this message:
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/193 # pauses during streaming
music at a party
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/253 # everything stalls after
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/287 # download: tolerate lost/
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/436 # add rate information to
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/521 # disconnect unresponsive
servers (using foolscap's disconnectTimeout)
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/573 # Allow client to control
which storage servers receive shares
patches mentioned in this message:
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