Closed Bug 1148724 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago
scheduler retries too aggressively on error
Currently the scheduler will retry a sync every 2 minutes until it sees success. This is too aggressive - if the server is overloaded or down this will cause every running profile to attack it :) If the error is on the client side the user may notice increased network traffic and a performance hit. Later we should differentiate different types of error but until then we should be sensible. This patch doubles the timeout on error with a max of the "normal" schedule - ie, first error will cause a 2 minute retry, then 4, 8, 16, 32 up to 7200 (default 2 hour schedule). Sequence restarts on next successful sync. Note also we try and sync after any local RL item change regardless of the current schedule. This is a fairly simple patch with tests. I think we should take it on 38 - in a worst-case scenario we could effectively DDOS our own service!
Attachment #8584995 - Flags: review?(adw)
(In reply to Mark Hammond [:markh] from comment #0) > This patch doubles the timeout on error with a max of the "normal" schedule > - ie, first error will cause a 2 minute retry, then 4, 8, 16, 32 up to 7200 > (default 2 hour schedule). Doh - mixed up my units - 7200 is seconds - max is 2 hours, 120 minutes.
Landed on central as https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/b34ca540cf73
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