Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Effective use of Timeouts

It is very important to pay special attention to the timeouts and set them with proper values for any blocking operation. Any good library API must provide a way to set the timeout for any blocking operation.

Recently we identified one of the issues in production network because one of the programs that we deployed in production had set right timeout value. I just thought I must reiterate the fact that its critical to set the timeout values to optimum level so that we can fail fast and catch issues.

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