DBT *control, DBT *rec, int *envid)
The DB_ENV->rep_process_message method processes an incoming replication
message sent by a member of the replication group to the local database
The rec and control parameters should reference a copy
of the parameters specified by Berkeley DB for the rec and
control parameters on the sending environment.
The envid parameter should contain the local identifier that
corresponds to the environment that sent the message to be processed
(see Replication environment IDs for more
For implementation reasons, all incoming replication messages must be
processed using the same DB_ENV handle. It is not required that
a single thread of control process all messages, only that all threads
of control processing messages use the same handle.
If a new master has been elected, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method will return DB_REP_NEWMASTER.
The envid parameter contains the environment ID of the new
master. If the recipient of this error return has been made master, it
is the application's responsibility to begin acting as the master
If the system received contact information from a new environment, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method will return DB_REP_NEWSITE.
The rec parameter contains the opaque data specified in the
cdata parameter to the DB_ENV->rep_start. The application
should take whatever action is needed to establish a communication
channel with this new environment.
If the replication group has more than one master, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method will return DB_REP_DUPMASTER.
The application should reconfigure itself as a client by calling the
DB_ENV->rep_start method, and then call for an election by calling
If an election is needed, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method will return DB_REP_HOLDELECTION.
The application should call for an election by
If the current environment's logs are too far out of date with respect
to the master to be automatically synchronized, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method will return DB_REP_OUTDATED. The
application should copy over a hot backup of the environment, run
recovery, and restart the client.
Otherwise, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.
The DB_ENV->rep_process_message method may fail and return a non-zero error for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system functions.
If a catastrophic error has occurred, the DB_ENV->rep_process_message method may fail and
in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.
Replication and Related Methods
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