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From Rakesh R <rake...@huawei.com>
Subject RE: session establishment
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:56:31 GMT

Yes, connection establishment is asynchronous.
ZooKeeper client will take the watcher reference. Watchers are notified when any state change
occurs in the client.

Following are few of the watch notification cases,

Case-1) First time connection establishment. Now after successful connect establishment, will
be notified with 'SyncConnected' event.

Case-2) Server is not available during first time connection establishment, watcher will not
receive any events.
In that case, your 'awaitConnection.await(timeout, unit);' will be timed out.

Case-3) The session got established and then disconnected. Now, the watcher will be notified
with 'Disconnected' event.

Below are the different types of connection state change notifications:
	-	SyncConnected
	-	AuthFailed
	-	ConnectedReadOnly
	-	SaslAuthenticated
	-	Expired

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Capriolo [mailto:edlinuxguru@gmail.com] 
Sent: 29 January 2015 06:58
To: user@zookeeper.apache.org
Subject: session establishment


Session establishment is asynchronous. This constructor will initiate connection to the server
and return immediately - potentially (usually) before the session is fully established. The
watcher argument specifies the watcher that will be notified of any changes in state.

>>This notification can come at any point before or after the 
call has returned.

public class DummyWatcher implements Watcher {

  private CountDownLatch awaitConnection;

  public DummyWatcher(){
    awaitConnection = new CountDownLatch(1);

  public boolean connectOrThrow(long timeout, TimeUnit unit) throws InterruptedException{
    return awaitConnection.await(timeout, unit);

  public void process(WatchedEvent event) {
    if (event.getState() == KeeperState.SyncConnected){


Does this mean that the following event might never fire or does it always fire?
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