On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:01:16 -0700 (PDT)
hansamann <sven.hai...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Can someone post a link to some online resources explaining more about
> geometric back-offs? Did a search, did not find a whole lot.

Retry intervals grow in a geometric progression:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_progression

A start value of 1 second that doubles on each subsequent retry is
common, as are caps on the length of time to continue attempts. 

Chris Babcock


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