[erlang-questions] Distributed application and netsplit

Raoul Duke <>
Tue Nov 18 22:52:04 CET 2014


On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM, Felix Gallo <> wrote:
> It's possible that the takeover logic wasn't implemented on network
> partition heal because there's no obviously right thing to do in the generic
> case when two nodes believing themselves to be masters in a distributed
> system discover that they have independently been making progress owing to a
> network partition.  On the other hand, the master/slave system creates data
> loss anyway on node failure.  So I would personally call what you have found
> a bug, and try to make a minimum example case and see if anyone from OTP is
> paying attention.


how is it a bug when, "there's no obviously right thing to do"? (not
snarky, just confused/curious/clueless.)


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