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From "Jordan Zimmerman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CURATOR-28) Add Expiry Time To InterProcessLocks
Date Tue, 28 May 2013 03:09:19 GMT

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Jordan Zimmerman commented on CURATOR-28:
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A simple way to do this is to dedicate a single thread for all timed locks. This thread would
watch a Delay Queue. Locks that pass the threshold would be auto-unlocked. It would be a good
idea to add a listening mechanism.
                
> Add Expiry Time To InterProcessLocks
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CURATOR-28
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CURATOR-28
>             Project: Apache Curator
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Recipes
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-incubating
>            Reporter: 3l3ph4n1n3
>            Assignee: Jordan Zimmerman
>
> If a client takes a distributed lock and fails without breaking its zookeeper connection
(e.g. the main application thread deadlocks) then that lock will never be released (at least
without manual intervention, e.g. killing the process that has it). When a client's acquiring
a lock I'd like to be able to specify a time after which the lock is automatically released.
If the client currently holds the lock it should be able to extend this time period as many
times as it likes. A write-up for what I'm describing for redis is here: https://chris-lamb.co.uk/posts/distributing-locking-python-and-redis
.
> I can see a couple of ways of going about this - the lock lifetime could be stored in
the node's date (and so clients could check if the node had expired by adding the lifetime
to the node's ctime or mtime). However, comparing the client's current time with the expiry
time in the node is probably not the right thing to do as the client's clock may be out of
sync with the other clients (or the zookeeper nodes). It'd be nice if zookeeper could automatically
delete nodes (i.e. release the lock) after a certain amount of time - i.e. make it the zookeeper
cluster's decision when the lock is expired, not the client's decision. However, I'm not sure
exactly how to do this...
> Thanks,

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