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Re: Taking two snapshots at the same time
I just add a new 4 letter command (snap).  This will cause the server to
take snapshot if txn count (since last snapshot) is below configurable
threshold (default 1000).

We used this during our (rolling) push process to make the server come
back faster after restart.

Thawan Kooburat

On 7/8/13 2:31 PM, "Flavio Junqueira" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>Sergey proposed a few approaches. Could you tells me how you implement
>it, Thawan, please?
>On Jul 8, 2013, at 10:39 PM, Thawan Kooburat <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I have this functionality in our internal branch.
>> I can post the patch but it is likely to conflict with ZOOKEEPER-1346,
>> it will be good to know the timeline of that patch.
>> --
>> Thawan Kooburat
>> On 7/8/13 11:48 AM, "Sergey Maslyakov" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I think I'd answer my own question. Apparently, if lastZxid does not
>>> change
>>> between two takeSnapshot() calls, they both will try to write into the
>>> same
>>> file. This is likely to explode when you try to read this snapshot
>>> So, the protection is needed.
>>> /Sergey
>>> On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Sergey Maslyakov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> wrote:
>>>> From looking at the 3.4.5 code, it seems like
>>>> ZooKeeperServer.takeSnapshot() method does not have protection against
>>>> being invoked twice by different threads. There is some protection
>>>> against
>>>> spawning two snapshot threads from SyncRequestProcessor.run() but this
>>>> is
>>>> just about it.
>>>> Is there any inherent danger in having two
>>>> ZooKeeperServer.takeSnapshot()
>>>> overlapping their execution in time? Is it a thread to data integrity
>>>> or is
>>>> it just a possible performance issue?
>>>> I'm thinking of adding a new four-letter command to force a snapshot
>>>> creation by a command from outside before snapCount threshold is
>>>> reached.
>>>> Is it safe to invoke ZooKeeperServer.takeSnapshot() from a four-word
>>>> command handler or does it need to be submitted as a Request object
>>>> the pipeline of Request Processors?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> /Sergey