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From Mahadev Konar <maha...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ZooKeeper chroot not transparent in zoo_create()
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:25:38 GMT
Hi Thijs,
 Can you please verify this with 3.3.3 release? If it still exists
with 3.3.3 please open a jira.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Thijs Terlouw <thijsterlouw@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've recently started to use the chroot functionality (introduced in
> 3.2.0) as part of my connect string.It mostly works as expected, but
> there is one case that is unexpected: when I create a path with
> zoo_create() I can retrieve the created path. This is very useful when
> you set the ZOO_SEQUENCE flag. Unfortunately the returned path
> includes the chroot as part of the path. This was unexpected to me: I
> expected that the chroot would be totally transparent. The
> documentation for zoo_create() says:
> "path_buffer : Buffer which will be filled with the path of the new
> node (this might be different than the supplied path because of the
> ZOO_SEQUENCE flag)."
> This gave me the impression that this flag is the only reason the
> returned path is different from the created path, but apparently it's
> not. Is this a bug or intended behaviour. If so, what's the rationale
> behind this? It seems I need to manually remove the chroot (I didn't
> find a helper function for this either).
> My use case is to create a path with a sequence number and then delete
> this path later. Unfortunately I cannot delete the path because it has
> the chroot prepended to it, and thus it will result in two chroots.
> I'm using the C-api and ZooKeeper 3.3.1 in cluster mode.
> Thijs Terlouw

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