[erlang-questions] Split brain in disributed Erlang?

Chandru chandrashekhar.mullaparthi@REDACTED
Sat Apr 28 00:39:54 CEST 2007

On 27/04/07, Tom Samplonius <tom@REDACTED> wrote:
>   How do you deal with split brain issues in distributed Erlang?  In my case, I would like a single process that is running on a node, processing messages.  If the node fails, start the process elsewhere.  But if the "node" fails, is it down, or just unreachable?  I don't want it be possible for be two nodes to be working on the same request.  I assume that using 3+ nodes and a quorum type system is the standard solution?  Is there a library for managing this?
>   Basically, if a node detects it is not part of the quorum (can't see a majority of the nodes), it should stop doing anything, until it can rejoin.  And if the quorom master notices that a node has disappeared that was doing some sort of monitored process, it should restart that process on another node.

Look for gen_leader in jungerl. It might do what you are looking for.

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