Affects Version/s: 0.96.0
Fix Version/s: None
Some comment on the retry time limit, we may need to fix it.
It was introduced for server-specific retry fallback, which I hope is not broken by recent changes to HCM. That is the logic where we go to one server, retry, wait, retry, wait more, retry, wait more, then we learn that region went to different server. Here, we don't need to wait, because we can assume by default the different server is healthy; but the old code would carry on with wait sequence.
However, if region moves around (which is common in aggressive CM IT tests), retry count can quickly be exhausted as we go to each new server a few times and never reach higher multipliers. It was especially pronounced w/10 retries, where some request could fail in just a few seconds in case of double server failure where region is recovered twice; w/31-35 now it's probably less pronounced but still possible.
So, the time limit based on original retries is supposed to prevent these fast failures, by allowing the retries to go on for as long as we would have retried "as if" we were just using the multiplier sequence to its "full potential".
It should not serve as lower limit, we might want to change code to check that both time AND count are exhaused, in this case.