Supervisor/BalenaEngine performance during poor connection?


Can poor/weak network signal strength (over 4G connection) influence the performance/CPU usage of the supervisor/BalenaEngine itself?

running on Balena OS image raspberry pi 3


Hello Robbie,

I don’t see how a poor internet connectivity would influence the cpu usage of balenad or the supervisor.

The engine (balenad) does nothing with the internet connection except downloading images when it is asked to.

The supervisor communicates the state of the device to the api but has an exponential backoff when the communication fails.
It also streams the logs from the device to the api but it will drop messages if they can’t be sent in time (high load or connectivity issues).

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Thanks for your help. I think I know enough for now