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From "Jordan Zimmerman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ZOOKEEPER-2368) Client watches are not disconnected on close
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:08:59 GMT

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Jordan Zimmerman commented on ZOOKEEPER-2368:
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Sure, that's reasonable.

> Client watches are not disconnected on close
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ZOOKEEPER-2368
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-2368
>             Project: ZooKeeper
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.4.0, 3.5.0
>            Reporter: Timothy Ward
>            Assignee: Timothy Ward
>             Fix For: 3.5.3, 3.6.0
>
>         Attachments: ZOOKEEPER-2368.patch
>
>
> If I have a ZooKeeper client connected to an ensemble then obviously I can register watches.

> If the client is disconnected (for example by a failing ensemble member) then I get a
disconnection event for all of my watches. If, on the other hand, my client is closed then
I *do not* get a disconnection event. This asymmetry makes it really hard to clear up properly
when using the asynchronous API, as there is no way to "fail" data reads/updates when the
client is closed.
> I believe that the correct behaviour should be for all watchers to receive a disconnection
event when the client is closed. The watchers can then respond as appropriate, and can differentiate
between a "server disconnect" and a "client disconnect" by checking the ZooKeeper#getState()
method. 
> This would not be a breaking behaviour change as Watchers are already required to handle
disconnection events.



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