#1596 new defect

more specific error message for the case where too few servers are connected

Reported by: davidsarah Owned by: somebody
Priority: major Milestone: undecided
Component: code Version: 1.9.0
Keywords: error usability servers-of-happiness Cc: drewp@…
Launchpad Bug:

Description (last modified by daira)

For downloads and uploads that fail because too few servers are connected, we should report that rather than reporting a problem with the specific file.

k may differ between files in the case of downloads, but if we find no less than k shares and fewer than the configured shares.needed servers are connected, then the failure to find shares is probably due to lack of servers. For uploads to succeed, at least shares.happy servers must be connected.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed at 2012-04-23T18:36:01Z by davidsarah

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed at 2012-04-23T18:37:40Z by davidsarah

See also #719 (the case where we have too few servers just after startup).

comment:3 Changed at 2012-09-27T06:21:17Z by drewp

  • Cc drewp@… added

comment:4 Changed at 2013-05-30T19:28:14Z by daira

  • Description modified (diff)

kpreid 1993#comment:2 suggested that this error should use a 503 HTTP error code.

Last edited at 2013-05-30T19:29:12Z by daira (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed at 2013-12-05T16:56:27Z by zooko

related ticket: #2101

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