[erlang-questions] Distributed application and netsplit

Leonard Boyce <>
Thu Nov 20 14:42:02 CET 2014


Hi Imants,

I'm certainly interested in this.

Maybe instead of dealing with plenty of requests from interested
parties now and in the future, it may be a good idea to just add a
github repo with the example code?

Leonard

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Imants Cekusins <> wrote:
> Working two-application (supervisor, worker) sample code is available.
>
> It works with nodes shut down and in the case of netsplit.
>
> Email me if you are interested.
>
> On 20 November 2014 04:49, Zulfiqer Sekender <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am too waiting for this. Could you please let me know in which version of
>> Erlang/OTP, this will be included and approximately when that version can be
>> released?
>> Thanks.
>>
>> -
>> Zulfiqer
>>
>>> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:18:08 -0800
>>> From: 
>>> To: 
>>> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Distributed application and netsplit
>>>
>>> > The problem is, once the net split has been detected, how then to
>>> > manually shutdown the unwanted application instance(s) in such a way that
>>> > the distributed application failover continues to work from that point
>>> > forward.
>>> >
>>> > The OP already has application-specific code which is able to detect
>>> > that a net split / split brain scenario has occurred.
>>> >
>>> > Furthermore, the OP is "ok" writing application specific code to attempt
>>> > to resolve the situation at that point.
>>> >
>>> > The question is, what is the "best" way to go about doing that?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> thanks.
>>>
>>> ok so it sounds like more clearly what we want is to know that OTP has
>>> been designed / will be updated to handle this at the level of it
>>> "going back to normal" at the OTP level, leaving the actual "sync up"
>>> part to the individual applications that use OTP.
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