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From "Till Rohrmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (FLINK-5098) Detect network problems to eagerly time out ask operations
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:58:00 GMT

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Till Rohrmann closed FLINK-5098.
       Resolution: Won't Fix
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 1.4.0)

No longer relevant.

> Detect network problems to eagerly time out ask operations
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FLINK-5098
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-5098
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Distributed Coordination
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.0
>            Reporter: Till Rohrmann
>            Assignee: Till Rohrmann
> Akka's ask operations are given a timeout after which they should fail with an {{AskTimeoutException}}.
In some cases, however, it is possible to fail early because one has detected that the remote
host is not reachable or that the actor does not exist on the remote {{ActorSystem}}.
> Usually failing early if one cannot hope for a successful message delivery is a desirable
behaviour since it speeds up recovery. 
> I propose to send Akka's {{Identify}} message with each ask request. The identify message
allows to detect unreachable/non-existing actors and, thus, enables us to fail the ask operation

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