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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Does session expiration only happen during total ensemble failure or network split?
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2009 22:14:55 GMT
Mahadev Konar wrote:
> Why would you want the session to expire if all the servers are down (which
> should not happen unless you kill all the nodes or the datacenter is down) ?

A more likely case is that the client port on the switch dies and the 
client is partitioned from the servers...


> mahadev
> On 1/7/09 12:39 PM, "Kevin Burton" <burton@spinn3r.com> wrote:
>>> The ZK ensemble leader expires the client session if it doesn't hear from
>>> the client w/in the timeout specified by the client when the session was
>>> established.
>>> A client will disconnect from a server in the ensemble and attempt
>>> reconnect to another server in the ensemble if it doesn't hear from the
>>> server w/in 2/3 of the specified session timeout.
>> OK... I got that part.  The issue I'm running into now though is that my
>> sessions aren't actually timing out when I shutdown all servers in an
>> ensemble.
>> One solution/hack would be to record how long you've been disconnected and
>> assume that your session has been expired.
>> Kevin

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