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Re: Disqualify a node from leader election
If I understand you correctly as you want the specific node never become
the leader.

The best solution would be to configure your cluster into 2 groups, put
first 4 servers into group 1 with weight 10 and 5th server into group 2
with weight 0.
This way 5th servers never gets elected as a leader.

2013/11/25 FPJ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> D and E can only become a leader if they can form a quorum with B and/or C
> (assuming you've taken A down). In the case A, D, E are the only 3 servers
> able to talk to each other, killing A is going to make you lose quorum, and
> if you bring A back up, it might be elected again, so you might end up in
> this cycle until the net partition is healed or B and/or C are up.
> I suppose we could have an option that tells servers to ignore a given
> server when electing a leader, but it is not entirely trivial because A in
> the example Ben gave might be the only available server that has the latest
> committed txn. We would need a mechanism to transfer state from a follower
> to a prospective leader.
> -Flavio
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Benjamin Reed [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: 25 November 2013 01:21
> > Subject: Re: Disqualify a node from leader election
> >
> > camille really has the right solution. you have to let it become the
> leader and
> > then kill it. here is why:
> >
> > lets says you have servers: A, B, C, D, and E and A is the node that you
> don't
> > want to be the leader. let's also say that C is a leader and commits
> transaction
> > x on A, B, and C but before D and E get x B and C fail. now A is the only
> > surviving node with x, so unless A can become the leader, at least
> > temporarily, D and E will never get x. if you follow Camille's
> suggestion,
> you
> > let A become the leader (since it has the most recent
> > transaction) and D and E will sync with A and get x. now if you restart
> A,
> > leader election will run again and D or E can be elected leader. this
> does
> also
> > show that you want the less desirable nodes to have lower server ids so
> that
> > there will be less chance of them becoming leader if there is a "tie"
> (other
> > nodes are just as uptodate as them).
> >
> > ben
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Owen Kim <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > > Observers can't vote in leader election, though right? I'm not sure
> > > the loss of fault tolerance would be worth it.
> > >
> > > The scenario is that I have a 5-node cluster but one node is in an
> > > network partition that gets DOSed around it. When this happens and
> > > it's leader, I see huge performance degradation. The real solution is
> > > obviously to move the node off that network but I wondered if there
> > > was an easy way to keep it from being leader in its configuration.
> > >