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Ted Dunning 2012-01-18, 23:50
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Re: redundant watches
The only one I can confirm specifically is (b). There is no way to cancel a
watch. We really needed that feature in our code base that uses Zookeeper,
so we added a layer in our code base that achieves that result. And you're
right, I've seen a couple of Jira cases related to cancelling watches but
nothing has been officially merged that I'm aware of.

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Ted Dunning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I just had a question from an engineer regarding watches.  I realized in
> answering that I am not 100% sure that my answer is correct and would like
> some confirmation.
>
> The scenario is when redundant watches are set on a znode.  The questions
> are:
>
> a) is there any adverse impact to redundant watches in which the same
> Watcher object is set as watcher for the same operations on the same node.
>  (proposed answer: I don't think so.  I think all watches will be triggered
> in sequence just like non-redundant watches).
>
> b) is there any way to determine whether a watch is already set or a list
> of all watches already set?  (proposed answer:  I don't think so.  There
> certainly isn't any obvious way in the API to do this)
>
> c) is there any way to cancel a watch.  (proposed answer: I don't think so.
>  There has been recent action on this, but nothing final yet)
>
> d) is there a way to create a watch such that there is exactly one watch
> for the session on a particular znode?  (proposed answer: I don't see any
> way)
>
> Can somebody confirm or deny these answers?
>