[erlang-questions] Erlang message passing delay after abnormal network disconnection

Eranga Udesh eranga.erl@REDACTED
Tue Mar 4 08:15:31 CET 2008

The problem occurs when the network connectivity is broken (abnormally). The
receiving node is not receiving messages. The sending  processes are
blocked, since those message delivery calls (gen_event:notify/s, etc) are
waiting for about 10 secs to return. We checked the implementation of such
calls and notice, the functions are waiting until the messages are delivered
to the receiving node. Is there's a way (a system flag may be) to avoid such
blocking and to return immediately?

- Eranga

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Chandru <
chandrashekhar.mullaparthi@REDACTED> wrote:

> On 03/03/2008, Eranga Udesh <eranga.erl@REDACTED> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am experiencing a high message passing delay between 2 Erlang nodes,
> after
> > an abnormal network disconnection. Those 2 nodes are in a WAN and there
> are
> > multiple Hubs, Switches, Routes, etc., in between them. If the message
> > receiving Erlang node stopped gracefully, the delay doesn't arise. Doing
> > net_adm:ping/1 to that node results no delay "pang". However
> > gen_event:notify/2, gen_server:cast/2, etc. are waiting for about 10
> seconds
> > to return.
> >
> > What's the issue and how this can be avoided?
> Have you tried putting a snoop to see whether the delay is on the
> sending/receiving side?
> This might be useful: http://www.erlang.org/contrib/erlsnoop-1.0.tgz
> cheers
> Chandru
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