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From "Singer, Jill" <>
Subject revocation not working
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:19:07 GMT
short:  I want to create a lock with one client and release it with
another; so I am trying to use revocation for that end.  It isn't working.
 more details (and my code) are below.
any help is appreciated!

long:  have a system where one thread (with its own client) sets the first
lock (update),
            then a second thread (with a client that may or may not be the
same as the original client)
            will set a second lock; then do some work, then release that
lock, and then release the first lock

            this code simulates two threads by having two different clients
get locks.

            the second client is unable to revoke the lock from the first
client, however.  the 'revocation listener' is never triggered.
            I have scoured the web and not found examples.

            this code assumes that you have a zookeeper server running on
your local host at port 2181

            ideally, I'd also like to look up from somewhere else real
quick to see if the lock is in place, but perhaps
            an acquire with a very short timeout (5 milliseconds) would
accomplish that.

           also, is  it a good idea to reap away locks after releasing
them?  (to not clog up the system?)



ps:  also posted on stack overflow.

I'll cross-post answers if I have them.
import java.util.Collection;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.apache.curator.RetryPolicy;
import org.apache.curator.framework.CuratorFramework;
import org.apache.curator.framework.CuratorFrameworkFactory;
import org.apache.curator.retry.ExponentialBackoffRetry;

public class MultipleClientExample {

    /*entry point
    public static void main(String[] args){

        RetryPolicy retryPolicy = new ExponentialBackoffRetry(1000, 3);
        String zookeeperConnectionString = "";
        CuratorFramework client =
CuratorFrameworkFactory.newClient(zookeeperConnectionString, retryPolicy);

        try {
            System.out.println("testing locks....");

            InterProcessMutex ipMutex = new InterProcessMutex(client,

            boolean acquired = ipMutex.acquire(3, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
            System.out.println("got the lock(update)?" + acquired);

            RevocationListener<InterProcessMutex> rl = new


            InterProcessMutex ipMutex2 = new InterProcessMutex(client,
            boolean a2 = ipMutex2.acquire(3, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
            System.out.println("got the lock(swap)?" + a2);

            System.out.println("got the first lock in this process? " +

            // make a new client; see if it can get the lock!
            CuratorFramework client2 =
CuratorFrameworkFactory.newClient(zookeeperConnectionString, retryPolicy);

            InterProcessMutex ipMutex1Retry = new
InterProcessMutex(client2, "/mpx-updates/guid123/update");
            boolean a3 = ipMutex1Retry.acquire(3, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
            System.out.println("got the lock(retry/update) ?" + a3);

            System.out.println("got the first lock in this process? " +

            Revoker.attemptRevoke(client2, "/mpx-updates/guid123/update");
            a3 = ipMutex1Retry.acquire(3, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
            System.out.println("AGAIN: got the lock(retry/update) ?" + a3);

        } catch (Exception e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block


    public class MyRevocationListener implements
RevocationListener<InterProcessMutex> {

         * (non-Javadoc)
         * @see
        public void revocationRequested(InterProcessMutex lock) {

            //this seems to never be called

            Collection<String> participantNodes = null;

            try {
                System.out.println("revocation was requested....");
                System.out.println("ick ick revocation requested....");
                participantNodes = lock.getParticipantNodes();
                System.out.println("revoked lock at path: " +
            } catch (Exception e) {
                System.out.println("problem revoking lock with path: " +
participantNodes + "; it was not revoked");



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