Bug #6577 autoReconnect retry delay time increase should be improved
Submitted: 11 Nov 2004 13:25 Modified: 28 Nov 2005 16:52
Reporter: Oliver Wagner Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / J Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:3.0.15 OS:Java
Assigned to: Mark Matthews
Triage: D5 (Feature request)

[11 Nov 2004 13:25] Oliver Wagner
Description:
When autoReconnect is set to true, the driver uses an increasing delay between connection attempts. The time starts out at initialTimeout and doubles for every failed connect attempt. However, this causes the delay time to quickly grow very large (2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, 128s, 256s, 512s...), possibly uncessarily extending the downtime.

How to repeat:
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Suggested fix:
Two possible solutions to improve the behavior:

-- provide a "cap" setting on the timeout (i.e. 30s)
-- provide a mode which doesn't increase the timeout at all, or at least not exponentially
[28 Nov 2005 16:52] Mark Matthews
We've removed the increase of timeouts completely for 3.1.12 and 5.0.0. Thanks for the bug report.