[erlang-questions] auto-syncing mnesia after a network split
Tue Dec 2 23:49:25 CET 2008
Actually in the distributed system to which I am referring we used a
combination of 'real' time based on NTP and a type of logical
operation ordering, then discarded and demanded repetition of those
operations which we could not reconcile based on our two ordering
systems. And this was a very large scale distributed archival system
with *no* margin for commit errors.
So in some sense it depends on what you are doing. But I suggest that
having some type of relatively consistent 'real' time is still useful.
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 2:33 PM, mats cronqvist <masse@REDACTED> wrote:
> "Felix Hamilton" <fhamilton@REDACTED> writes:
>> I have used NTP (the Network Time Protocol) quite effectively to sync
>> timestamps in widely distributed systems with a fairly high degree of
> i personally would not bet a dirty sock on ordering events by time
> stamps (in a distributed system). and for once Leslie Lamport seems
> to agreewith me.
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