How long does mnesia take to warm up?

Inswitch Solutions erlang@REDACTED
Thu Sep 8 16:24:55 CEST 2005


In the context of replias been used.
Setting it to "infinity" is a good choice to avoid mnesia inconsistences.
But it could get stuck waiting forever, waiting for a machine with a disk

What is the best wise solution for it, a good timeout value?

regards, Eduardo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Reitsma (RY/ETM)" <erik.reitsma@REDACTED>
To: "Erlang Users' List" <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
Cc: "Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB)" <joe.armstrong@REDACTED>
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:11 AM
Subject: RE: How long does mnesia take to warm up?

> What about (from the mnesia docs):
> -----------------------
> mnesia:wait_for_tables(TabList,Timeout) -> ok | {timeout, BadTabList} |
{error, Reason}
> Some applications need to wait for certain tables to be accessible in
order to do useful work. mnesia:wait_for_tables/2 hangs until all tables in
the TabList are accessible, or until timeout is reached.
> ----------------------
> *Erik.
> > Joe Armstrong wrote:
> >    When I evaluate mnesia:start() it seems to take a little
> > time before mnesia is
> > ready to do what I tell it - is this a bug? - do I really
> > have to busy-wait
> > before it is ready?
> >
> >

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