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From Chris Brinley <Chris.Brin...@morningstar.com>
Subject RE: help regarding zookeeper watches
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:25:38 GMT
Your local client detects session drop. That is tcp connection lost. By safe mode all that
is meant is that your application should take action to deal with this new state (I. E. No
connection to zookeeper cluster). In this mode it may not be advisable to handle new requests
or allow configuration changes. This depends on the rules of the problem domain if course.

From: Prasad GS [gsp200183@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2013 7:11 AM
To: user@zookeeper.apache.org
Subject: help regarding zookeeper watches


As per the zookeeper programmers guide regarding watches,

"When you disconnect from a server (for example, when the server fails),
you will not get any watches until the connection is reestablished. For
this reason session events are sent to all outstanding watch handlers. Use
session events to go into a safe mode: you will not be receiving events
while disconnected, so your process should act conservatively in that mode"

We have couple of questions here :

1.  When the connection is not available, how can zookeeper send session
events to outstanding watch handlers?
2.  Can someone please elaborate the safe mode & the steps that needs to be
done in that mode


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