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From "Russell Haering (JIRA)" <>
Subject [libcloud] [jira] Updated: (LIBCLOUD-44) Workaround GoGrid API Errors
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:56:50 GMT


Russell Haering updated LIBCLOUD-44:

    Attachment: gogrid_workaround.patch

> Workaround GoGrid API Errors
> ----------------------------
>                 Key: LIBCLOUD-44
>                 URL:
>             Project: Libcloud
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Russell Haering
>         Attachments: gogrid_workaround.patch
> I've been receiving occasional errors from the Mashery Proxy in front of the GoGrid API.
I have modified the GoGrid driver to do the following:
> 1. Use POSTs in place of GETs for API calls with the potential to provision, destroy
or reboot servers. These aren't actually used in the fix I eventually settled on, but should
probably be used in any case.
> 2. When checking for the success of a request, check for headers indicating a proxy error
and raise an exception specific to this error.
> 3. Implement a counter to retry requests up to 20 times, once every 10 seconds, when
these errors occur. I haven't spent too much time tuning this, but with 10 retries I was still
getting occasional failures.
> I'll be attaching the patch momentarily, or these changes (among others) have been applied
to my github fork at:

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