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From Serge Huber <shub...@jahia.com>
Subject Clustering...
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2006 14:54:25 GMT

Hi all,

I've been looking at clustering again lately, and notably at the notes 
on JCR-169. Once that 1.0 is out the door, and if there is interest 
(there certainly is on my part), this could something to re-visit ?

Anyway, I don't know if this idea has been mentioned before, but could 
it be possible to do most of the clustering implementation by simply 
using a distributed event broadcasting mechanism ? For example, using a 
listener that would broadcast events through the cluster. This could be 
used to invalidate SharedItemState cache on each cluster node, do local 
indexing. I think it's best to avoid replicating cache contents, as this 
can generate lots of network traffic. The big open question is if some 
operations need to be synchronized, most notably for repository 
integrity. Of course I'm assuming that we'd be using a persistence 
manager that accesses a shared resource, such as a shared file system or 
a database.

I know this doesn't solve all the problems, for example the LockManager 
would still have to be distributed, and NodeType configuration should 
also be taken care of. And I must say I'm not familiar with the 
referential integrity subsystem and it's requirements yet.

Any corrections / comments on this would be very helpful to me, because 
I've certainly missed a few things here :)


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