riak-python-client http timeout?

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Fri Feb 1 01:14:35 EST 2013

Hi Michael,

Sorry for the month-late response here.

I spoke with Sean, Evan, and the team a bit about this. There's not a
straight-forward way to do this right now with python client. The best
approach would probably be something server-side that's
interface-specific, but that's not in place yet.

I'll dig around tonight to see if there's an open issue for it.


On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Michael Johnson <mj at mediatemple.net> wrote:
> I am trying to figure out how to set the timeout for riak-python-client for
> http connections.  I'm not great with python, but from that I can tell, it's
> not possible with the current incarnation of riak-python-client.  It seems
> to be defaulting to 60 seconds, but I would like to set that far lower so
> that if I have one server out of 5 that is behaving badly, the client would
> fail quickly and reconnect to a server that is functioning.
> As it stands, this works wonderfully if a server is completely down, but if
> it is simply very slow to respond (mimic by using iptables to drop packets)
> the connection will not fail for 60 seconds.
> It appears some plumbing has been put into place to support passing such
> options via the parameter 'transport_options'.  However, this doesn't work
> and looking into the code, the data passed in appears to be ignored for both
> the http transport and the protocol buffers transport.
> Here is the code I've tried that does not work:
> client = riak.RiakClient(
>   host = '',
>   port = 8091,
>   prefix = 'riak',
>   transport_class=riak.RiakHttpTransport,
>   transport_options = { 'timeout' : 1 }
> )
> client1.get_buckets()
> While the timeout does not have any effect, everything else behaves as
> expected.
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