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From "ASF GitHub Bot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-8322) support getting number of existing timers in TimerService
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:49:00 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-8322:
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Github user bowenli86 commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/5236
  
    @GJL Thanks for the feedback, will address them. I thought about this overnight, and realized
this is actually not all parts I want to build. What I want is number of timers **per key**
in a `KeyedStream`, not just all number of timers.
    
    Do you have any insights on how we can achieve that?


> support getting number of existing timers in TimerService
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-8322
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-8322
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: DataStream API
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>            Reporter: Bowen Li
>            Assignee: Bowen Li
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
>
>
> There are pretty common use cases where users want to use timers as scheduled threads
- e.g. add a timer to wake up x hours later and do something (reap old data usually) only
if there's no existing timers, basically we only want at most 1 timer exists for the key all
the time



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