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RE: Consistency in zookeeper
Rakesh R 2013-03-03, 09:51
sync() guarantees that it will synchronize the data between the zk servers at 't' th time.

Say we have two clients and both are working on the same key path:

First client C1, is updating the value of x at 't1', 't2' and 't3' as follows.
at t1 time, value of x = 4
at t2 time, update value of x = 5
at t3 time, update value of x = 6

Second client C2, which is doing sync() at 't2' time and invoke a read() req at 't3' time.
(Ignoring the race condition between the updation of C1 and sync of C2, here assume C1 update has happened first). Now C2 will see value of x=5 from any of the ZK servers(Leader/Followers), but C2 is not guranteed to see value of x=6, as updation happened after sync() api call.


From: Ted Dunning [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2013 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: Consistency in zookeeper

Yes.  Sync doesn't guarantee up to date.  It guarantees an ordering.  It
guarantees that if event A involves a ZK update and if you can guarantee
that A occurs before sync, then any read on a client C that is done after a
sync on C will see a successor state of A.

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Jordan Zimmerman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> wrote:

> Even if you do the sync, another client can make a change before you do
> the subsequent read.
> -JZ
> On Mar 1, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Martin Kou <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Yasin,
> >
> > If the two clients are connected to two different ZooKeeper servers in
> the
> > cluster, then, yes.
> >
> > Generally, if you're worried that there may be another client working on
> > the same key path, then you should sync() before reading.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Martin Kou
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Yasin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >> So, if the read request is made by some other client, it will not get
> the
> >> updated value without sync, right?
> >>
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