Richard Searle


Understanding akka quarantine

12 Jul 2014

The akka documentation for remoting describes a quarantine state, which requires the restart of the impacted ActorSystem. That appeared to be rather inconvenient and has triggered much discussion in the mailing lists, some of it rather heated.

Further research located a discussion and ticket comment. These provide both a design rationale and operations that will trigger the quarantine:

This is a generally acceptable trade-off.