I am implementing some functionality as a HBase coprocessor which relies
on reading WALEdits from the HBase WAL.
I have to requirements:
- get notified whenever a new WALEdit is written to the WAL
- have access to the actual WAL log file such that I can read from it
whenever I want
In a way, this is very similar to how HBase replication works.
The first requirement is easy enough, using the WALObserver coprocessor
interface. It is for the second requirement however, that I am asking
HBase replication uses the WALActionsListener interface to get notified
when the log files are rolled. There doesn't seem to be a way to do that
in a WALObserver (coprocessor interface) though.
I thought of adding a WALActionsListener myself from inside the
coprocessor code, but I would need to make sure that it is registered
before the preLogRolled method is invoked for the first time.
I also looked at HBASE-4132, but I believe this talks about the
WALActionsListener and not the WALObserver.
So.. any hints on how to do WAL reading (like replication) from inside a