[tahoe-dev] Behavior when storage nodes go below shares.happy?

Terrell Russell terrellrussell at gmail.com
Sat Jul 10 01:51:44 UTC 2010

On 7/9/10 4:08 PM, Zooko O'Whielacronx wrote:
> QUESTION: is the current semantics of servers-of-happiness good for you?
> Brian Warner expressed a lot of reservation about
> servers-of-happiness. I would be interested in all feedback, positive,
> negative, or neutral, about how servers-of-happiness works for people
> who use it.

We had spoken about migrating the tahoe.cfg semantics from shares.happy
to servers.happy... and I think that's a good thing (in time for 1.7.1?).

Otherwise, I think servers-of-happiness is a nice integer that doesn't
have confusing semantics.  In trying to think of a better name, I went
through things with 'threshold' and 'sprinkle' and 'distribution' but
really, this is about servers and a threshold of satisfactory
distribution of shares on those servers.

So, servers.happy I think is a fine name - and perhaps the config file
gets a good default explanatory paragraph in a comment to explain the
ramification of changing it from the default 7.  Or just a link to a
good explanation on the wiki...


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