P4DTI issue job000215

TitleThe replicator can send out mail bombs
Assigned userGareth Rees
DescriptionThe replicator can get stuck in a loop where it sends e-mail to the administrator every 10 seconds (or whatever the poll_period is). This is very unfriendly.
Not only that, the e-mail message can double in size each time because each message includes the formatted_traceback from the previous message.
AnalysisIt should back off exponentially, like sendmail does.
This is a duplicate of job000135.
How foundcustomer
Observed in0.4.2
Introduced in0.4.0
Created byGareth Rees
Created on2001-02-14 20:11:42
Last modified byGareth Rees
Last modified on2001-12-10 19:24:06
History2001-02-14 GDR Created.


Change Effect Date User Description
8839 closed 2001-02-21 16:56:03 Gareth Rees The replicator backs off exponentially if it fails to poll successfully, so as not to mailbomb the administrator.