Write Conflict resolution of Ray

i’m sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but unfortunately i can’t seem to find it, so apologies in advance if this is a dup. What is the conflict resolution behavior if multiple ray cluster members put the same object at the same time?

Each put creates a new copy of objects, so there’s no conflict!

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thanks for the quick response.

Let’s assume we’re implementing a counter that keeps its state in an object, and there are lots of parallel writes/increments being executed against the counter. How do you make sure their no write ‘overwrites’ an update that just happened a tiny fraction of a second before, from a different worker?

Ray objects are immutable, so it is not possible to have concurrent writes.

If you’d like to have immutable object, you can use an actor instead.

class A:
    def __init__(self):
        self.counter = 0
    def inc(self):
        self.counter += 1

In this case, there will be only a single request processed at a time. The ordering from the same caller is guaranteed by Ray’s internal ordering protocol.