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From "Sean-Michael Lewis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CURATOR-50) CreateBuilderImpl fails on forPath if connectString features a chroot that does not already exist.
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:31:51 GMT


Sean-Michael Lewis commented on CURATOR-50:

I agree. I suggested as much above. I'm going to test that case when I get around to it later
this week. If this is in fact the behavior (which I believe it is), I'll close the ticket.
> CreateBuilderImpl fails on forPath if connectString features a chroot that does not already
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CURATOR-50
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Curator
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Framework
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0-incubating
>            Reporter: Sean-Michael Lewis
>            Priority: Minor
> When a CuratorFramework is initialized with a connectString featuring a chroot that does
not already exist in the ensemble, CreateBuilderImpl will fail to create new nodes even if
createParentsIfNeeded is true.
> For example, the following code will result in a org.apache.zookeeper.KeeperException$NoNodeException.
> {code}
> CuratorFramework client = CuratorFramework.builder().retryPolicy(myPolicy).connectString("myServer1:2181,myServer2:2181/chroot).build();
> client.create().createParentsIfNeeded().forPath("test");
> {code}
> This can be worked around by using a namespace in lieu of the chroot or by calling {code}client.create().forPath("/"){code}
before attempting to create any other nodes. 
> While using namespaces is likely the best practice, the framework does initialize with
the chroot connectString. There are also reasons why one might want to use both chroot connectStrings
as well as namespaces (application environments for the former, application for the latter).
> My proposed fix is to alter {code}ZkPaths.mkdirs{code} to not skip "/" when it walks
the tree. In cases where no chroot configured or a chroot that already exists, the node will
be found and skipped. Otherwise, it will be created.

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