#include <db.h>

DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew(DB_ENV *env,
    u_int32_t fast_clock, u_int32_t slow_clock);  

The DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew() method sets the clock skew ratio among replication group members based on the fastest and slowest measurements among the group for use with master leases. Calling this method is optional; the default values for clock skew assume no skew. The user must also configure leases via the DB_ENV->rep_set_config() method. Additionally, the user must also set the master lease timeout via the DB_ENV->rep_set_timeout() method and the number of sites in the replication group via the DB_ENV->rep_set_nsites() method. These methods may be called in any order. For a description of the clock skew values, see Clock skew in the Berkeley DB Programmer's Reference Guide. For a description of master leases, see Master leases in the Berkeley DB Programmer's Reference Guide.

These arguments can be used to express either raw measurements of a clock timing experiment or a percentage across machines. For example, if a group of sites has a 2% variance, then fast_clock should be set to 102, and slow_clock should be set to 100. Or, for a 0.03% difference, you can use 10003 and 10000 respectively.

The database environment's replication subsystem may also be configured using the environment's DB_CONFIG file. The syntax of the entry in that file is a single line with the string "rep_set_clockskew", one or more whitespace characters, and the clockskew specified in two parts: the fast_clock and the slow_clock. For example, "rep_set_clockskew 102 100". Because the DB_CONFIG file is read when the database environment is opened, it will silently overrule configuration done before that time.

The DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew() method configures a database environment, not only operations performed using the specified DB_ENV handle.

The DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew() method may not be called after the DB_ENV->repmgr_start() or DB_ENV->rep_start() methods are called.

The DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.



The value, relative to the slow_clock, of the fastest clock in the group of sites.


The value of the slowest clock in the group of sites.


The DB_ENV->rep_set_clockskew() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


If the method was called after replication is started with a call to the DB_ENV->repmgr_start() or the DB_ENV->rep_start() method; or if an invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Replication and Related Methods