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From Marshall McMullen <marshall.mcmul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: C binding zoo_get(): need to know max data length in advance
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:13:29 GMT
I think this is a pretty common use-case actually. If one client has put
something into zookeeper and another client is trying to pull it out it may
not know it advance how big the data client#1 put in. What we do locally is
have a wrapper around zoo_get that starts with a reasonable default for
buffer_len. If it fails b/c the data is larger than that, then you can
inspect the size inside the returned Stat* and then re-issue the get with
the correct value.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Raúl Gutiérrez Segalés <
rgs@itevenworks.net> wrote:

> On 10 January 2014 08:04, Kah-Chan Low <kahchanlow@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > int zoo_get(zhandle_t *zh, const char *path, int watch, char *buffer,
> >         int* buffer_len, struct Stat *stat)
> >
> > Developer has to anticipate the max. size of the node data.  Is there any
> > way to get around this?
> >
> In which case would you not know the size?
> -rgs

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