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From Qing Yan <qing...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Q about ZK internal: how commit is being remembered
Date Thu, 28 Jan 2010 06:45:38 GMT
I haven't read the code, so I can't comment on how and
when FastLeaderElection works(Maybe it is some kind of
optimization and won't be able to handle catastrophic failures, just a wild
guess...)

BTW I want to ask how the ZAB protocol works in the following situation:

 Suppose a ZK cluster consists of 5 nodes(A,B,C,D,E). Leader A proposed a
new message:

case a) A,B logged successfully, quorum not reached, commit should fail.
case b) A,B,C logged successfully, quorum has been reached, commit should
success.

Now A crashed and went away, how the new leader distinguish case a> and case
b> since neither of them(B or B+C) has reached the quorum?

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