[ovs-git] [openvswitch/ovs] b24ff5: raft: Avoid sending equal snapshots.

Ilya Maximets noreply at github.com
Fri Jun 5 14:53:50 UTC 2020

  Branch: refs/heads/branch-2.13
  Home:   https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs
  Commit: b24ff56441b281739fd7f39ab8b0e590f5de84b1
  Author: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at ovn.org>
  Date:   2020-06-05 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)

  Changed paths:
    M ovsdb/raft-private.c
    M ovsdb/raft-private.h
    M ovsdb/raft.c

  Log Message:
  raft: Avoid sending equal snapshots.

Snapshots are huge.  In some cases we could receive several outdated
append replies from the remote server.  This could happen in high
scale cases if the remote server is overloaded and not able to process
all the raft requests in time.  As an action to each outdated append
reply we're sending full database snapshot.  While remote server is
already overloaded those snapshots will stuck in jsonrpc backlog for
a long time making it grow up to few GB.  Since remote server wasn't
able to timely process incoming messages it will likely not able to
process snapshots leading to the same situation with low chances to
recover.  Remote server will likely stuck in 'candidate' state, other
servers will grow their memory consumption due to growing jsonrpc

jsonrpc|INFO|excessive sending backlog, jsonrpc: ssl:,
             num of msgs: 3795, backlog: 8838994624.

This patch is trying to avoid that situation by avoiding sending of
equal snapshot install requests.  This helps maintain reasonable memory
consumption and allows the cluster to recover on a larger scale.

Acked-by: Han Zhou <hzhou at ovn.org>
Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at ovn.org>

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