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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4425) Provide access to RpcServer instance from RegionServerServices
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:39:09 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-4425:
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+1

> Provide access to RpcServer instance from RegionServerServices
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-4425
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4425
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: coprocessors, regionserver
>            Reporter: Gary Helmling
>         Attachments: HBASE-4425.patch, HBASE-4425_2.patch
>
>
> In some cases, RegionObserver coprocessors may want to directly access the running RpcServer
instance on the region server.  For token based authentication, for example, this is needed
for a coprocessor to interact with the SecretManager that validates authentication tokens
in the secure RPC engine.  With the addition of async call handling on the server-side, this
becomes additionally important if coprocessors want to send back delayed responses to clients.
 In this case, the coprocessor would need to be able to call RpcServer.getCurrentCall() to
send back the response.
> So I propose we add access to the RpcServer in RegionServerServices:
> {code}
>   /**
>    * Returns a reference to the region server's RPC server
>    */
>   public RpcServer getRpcServer();
> {code}
> We can simultaneously drop the existing RegionServerServices.getRpcMetrics() method,
since this could then be accessed via RpcServer.getRpcMetrics().

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