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Re: [PATCH][RHEL5.4] sleep for N seconds before getting ks file (#460566)



> >> Rather than yet another command line parameter, I wonder if we'd be
> >> better off to just backoff and try a second and third time.  How long is
> >> typically being needed to sleep and wait?
> >
> > That's a possibility, too.  Typically it's less than 20 seconds needed  
> > to sleep, sometimes as short as 3 seconds.  So maybe try sleeping for 10  
> > seconds before the 2nd attempt, and another 20 before the 3rd?
> 
> Could even do 5-10 tries over 30 seconds and if we don't succeed in that
> long, then fail.  That would save people from having to pass an obscure
> parameter and make things just work for them

We could even treat this like TCP and do the exponential backoff.  I'd
be fine with a patch that does that.  Could we also get one in Fedora,
if appropriate there too?

- Chris


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