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From Kanak Biscuitwala <kana...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Dependency on Zookeeper at runtime
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:54:08 GMT

Agreed that this is important. Looking at the current code, it seems to do the right thing
(Helix ignores change in connection state unless there's flapping behavior). I can write a


> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:08:25 -0800 
> Subject: Dependency on Zookeeper at runtime 
> From: g.kishore@gmail.com 
> To: dev@helix.apache.org; user@helix.apache.org 
> Nice article by Pinterest folks on Zookeeper as SPoF. 
> http://engineering.pinterest.com/post/77933733851/zookeeper-resilience-at-pinterest 
> Though I agree with the problems, not sure I would go the extent of 
> having separate daemons, it introduces more fault points. 
> However, with Helix we have designed the system to continue to work in 
> the current state if Zookeeper crashes. Atleast I had that goal during 
> initial coding phase. 
> Basically the system to work as if nothing happened. The only 
> compromise is that no more transitions can happen in the system while 
> zookeeper is down. 
> Should we add an integration test to always guarantee this property. Is 
> this valuable. 
> thanks, 
> Kishore G 
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