Reply to post: Re: re: Why did GitHub take a day to resync

GitHub lost a network link for 43 seconds, went TITSUP for a day

Chris Hills

Re: re: Why did GitHub take a day to resync

One concept Microsoft (afaik) came up with is that of a RID master. It gives out blocks of numbers to other servers upon request. When the server passes the watermark it will preemptively request a new block. In the case of a loss of connectivity, it can still create new objects until the block is exhausted. I thought this could well be applied to database replication.

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